Are you a typical resident of your state? Maybe you were born in one state, but now you live in another. Perhaps you're wondering which one you're most at home in.
Do you like wide-open spaces and a big sky, or are you more a fan of urban landscapes? The state you come from, the one you live in now, or the state you will retire in can be guessed from your answers to these questions. Have a crack at this quiz to see if we can guess where you live, or if a state you once called home has left its mark on you. The results might surprise you.
Chantelle took to the written word like a fish takes to water. That is to say, she found herself immersed in literature from before she was born. She’s been known to tell her friends all about how she can still remember the passages she heard her mother read to her when she was in the womb - Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, and a bit of Hunter S. Thompson thrown in to balance it out. Whether she’s whipping up pithy one-liners to tease your brain or busy working on her second novel (the first one is available on Amazon under a pen name she refuses to disclose), Chantelle has continued to keep her feet wet with words, as it were. You’re sure to get a kick out of her giggle-worthy explanations and outrageous hints, and still come away feeling like you’ve just expanded your knowledge base.
In 1783, King George III signed the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the American War of Independence and recognizing the Thirteen Colonies as independent from Great Britain. The original 13 colonies were New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
As part of the Treaty, England also handed over land that is now the eastern United States, from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Mississippi River. The federal government divided the land into territories and, one by one, portions of those territories petitioned for statehood. The Northwest Territory eventually became the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Other states, however, were carved out of existing states: Vermont was formerly part of New York, Kentucky was once part of Virginia, Tennessee was a western extension of North Carolina, Maine was a slice of Massachusetts, and West Virginia split from Virginia in 1863 to join the Union in the Civil War.
Many states came from land purchased from other countries or as the spoils of war, including Louisiana, Florida, Alaska, Texas, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Hawaii became a U.S. territory in 1898 after American colonists overthrew the Hawaiian kingdom, but didn't become a state until 1959.
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