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USA States – Things To Know About

The USA states have countless things to know about. When it comes to exploring the United States, each state has its own unique charms and attractions. From the bustling streets of New York City to the breathtaking landscapes of California, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

There is much to consider when exploring the diverse states of the United States. It is one of the best countries in the world, with many exciting things to do and things to know about.

1. USA States – Introduction

A US state is referred to as a constituent political entity in the United States. There are 50 entities (states) in the US. It is bounded with the rule of the Federal Government. In addition, each state is under governmental jurisdiction. The citizens of America come under both the governments of the federal republic as well as the state government.

Also, residency and state citizenship are flexible here. You do not have to take permission from the government to shift the states. But, a person cannot shift between states if he/she is under court orders. During the American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783), the thirteen former states were designated in July 1776.

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These states came into existence as the Thirteen Colonies’ successors. Further, they were established when signing the USDI (United States Declaration of Independence) and agreeing to Lee Resolution. From then onwards, many states were developed under the American Constitution.

2.  List of USA States

There are entirely 50 states in the USA. Altogether, it makes the United States of America. Given below is the list of fifty states in the USA in the unusual order.

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  • Alabama
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Delaware
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Mississippi
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Montana
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • New Mexico
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • South Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Washington
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Wyoming
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

3. Exciting Things To Know About USA States

There are numerous things to know about USA states. It has many amazing as well as dumbest facts to know. However, some of the individual and unique facts of each state are described below.

3.1. A-C States

3.1.1. Alabama

Alabama is the only state with an official drink named Conecuh Ridge, Alabama, Fine Whiskey. It is an alcoholic beverage. Initially, it was served by mixing legendry Moonshiner Clyde May. Bordered by Tennessee, it is located on the south side of the US.

3.1.2. Alaska

The state of Alaska is better known for oil, mining, and fishing. But its brand new industry is peonies. Also, the peony farms bloomed with zero stems in 2000. But, it increased to 200 in 2014. Nowadays, these grow about 1.5 million stems each year.

3.1.3. Arizona

Arizona is the largest cotton-producing state in America. Its huge amount of cotton is enough to manufacture two T-Shirts for each American. However, it is around 599 million T-Shirts. However, it is the sixth-largest state in the United States. Further, it is the fourteenth state out of 50 with the most population.

3.1.4. Arkansas

Arkansas is famous for its trading of diamonds. Meanwhile, the fun fact is tourists are allowed to look for their diamonds in the former volcanic source. Furthermore, this state is also best known for its beautiful lakes, hot springs, wide river, and more.

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3.1.5. California

California can beat Russia, India, and Italy in terms of the largest economy only if it is designated as a country. This would be the 8th largest economy in the world. Also, it is famous for the sign of Hollywood, the Golden Gate, which is located here.

3.1.6. Colorado

The Colorado state was intended to be in the shape of a perfect rectangle. But, it slightly kinks off from its western border. However, Colorado is also better known for its high and rocky mountains.

3.1.7. Connecticut

Hartford Courant is the oldest continuously published paper in the entire country. It originated in Connecticut. Moreover, people visit this state to appreciate nature’s beauty and enjoy vacations among the pretty scenery of autumn colors.

3.2.  D – K States

3.2.1. Delaware

Regarding the company’s ownership, this state has the most lenient laws. So, it has been the Cayman Islands’ model. Historically, it is known for becoming the 1st out of thirteen former states.

3.2.2. Florida

The remnants of an eight thousand years old human civilization were found in Florida. They were discovered here in a peat bog. However, Florida is a state of beaches with a warm climate that is excellent for spending vacations.

3.2.3. Georgia

The Serenbe’s picturesque community of Georgia demands every 200-plus homes of it to have a porch. Also, Georgia is one of the renowned states people prefer to settle.

3.2.4. Hawaii

Hawaii is a single state which has its time zone. It has fantastic beaches to spend vacations on. This state is popular for having multiple volcanic islands and is one of the famous attractions state in the United States.

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3.2.5. Idaho

In Idaho, every New Year is celebrated by dropping a 16-foot-tall potato made of steel and foam in the state capital Boise. However, it is also famous for being one of the largest producers of Potatoes in the USA.

3.2.6. Illinois

The engineers of Illinois reversed the flow of the Chicago River. In 1887, it was for stopping the pollution from getting mixed in the state’s water supply. Finally, the work was finished in the year 1900.

3.2.7. Indiana

On March 31, 1880, Wabash City became the world’s first one to be illuminated by four lights at 8.00 PM. Clevelander Charles F. Brush invented these 4 Brush Lights.

3.2.8. Iowa

The biggest painted baseball in the world resides in Alexandria, Iowa. Its circumference is fourteen feet and weighs 4000 pounds. Further, the state is popular for delicious snacks. Iowa Ham Balls and Steak de Burgo are among its famous snacks.

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3.2.9. Kansas

Kansas is quite a flatter state than Florida. When scientists noted its flatness, it proved to be flatter than a usual pancake. Moreover, it is popular for things like the Wizard of Oz, Oil Wells, Wheat production, and many more.

3.2.10. Kentucky

Fort Knox is an underground vault in Kentucky with one of the USA’s largest gold stockpiles. Furthermore, this state is best known for its popular culture. It includes moonshine, tobacco, horse racing, bluegrass music, bourbon, etc.

3.3.  L – M States

3.3.1. Louisiana

At Louisiana State University in Louisiana, the fans went crazy on the team’s victory in 1988. So, this vict injury was noted as an earthquake at the rate of a local seismograph. The state lies on the Gulf of Mexico. However, the state is best known for its rich history related to African, French, French-Canadian, and American Cultures.

3.3.2. Maine

Maine is the only state with an official flower known as Pinecone that is not a flower. Maine State is better known is the USA for its Rocky coastline. Also, it is famous for Acadia National Park as well as its great maritime history. Further, the state is also known as the “Pine Tree State”.

3.3.3. Maryland

According to the median household income, Maryland is the country’s richest state. It is better known for its abundant coastlines and waterways. Furthermore, Baltimore is the biggest city of the state of Maryland, USA. Also, the state is mainly famous for its city of Baltimore and the blue crabs that are found here.

3.3.4. Massachusetts

Of the many windiest cities in the United States, 25 are in Massachusetts. The state lies in the Northeastern side of the USA. Besides, the most popular things here are its Pilgrims. Moreover, it is also known for its renowned Boston Tea Party. The Salem Witch Trials and the Mayflower are also some interesting things here.

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3.3.5. Michigan

Ten cents per can or bottle, Michigan is the highest refund-paying state in the US. It pays 10 cents for recycling per can. This state resides in the region of Great Lakes in the USA. Michigan is also packed with the automobile industry as it is home to this industry. Also, the exquisite shorelines at the Great Lakes region are remarkable. However, the atmosphere here is like an enjoyable bustling college town.

3.3.6. Minnesota

Minnesota is better known as the land of 10,000 lakes. However, it technically has over 11,000 lakes. These large number of lakes in a single state make it interesting to know about Minnesota State. Also, it is the home to the biggest shopping malls of the USA. It is known as the Mall of America. People often visit this place who comes to explore this state.

3.3.7. Mississippi

After the Civil War, John B. Stetson showed his Western creation of the latest cowboy style in Mississippi. The modern day’s cowboy style was a gift of his to the youngsters. Previous cowboy styles vary depending on the area, state, and country. Meanwhile, the state is also full of talented musicians. It is also the native place of American Blues Music.

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3.3.8. Missouri

Cotton Candy, Frankfurters, Iced Tea, Waffle Cones, and Dr. Pepper were the popular snacks in Missouri. These got popularized in the year 1904. This year, these snacks got incredible popularity and became the most famous snacks of the state. So, if you visit this state, you will definitely have one of these snacks as their specialty.

3.3.9. Montana

In Montana’s city of Loma, the temperature hiked within 24 hours. It was from -54 degrees F to 49 degrees. That year, the record temperature hike ever happened in the world. However, this is a great number of hikes in temperature that rise within 24 hours. The state also has a popular nickname, “The Treasure State,” as it has mines of silver and gold deposits.

3.4.  N – O States

3.4.1. Nebraska

On the Platte River of Nebraska, around 80 percent of the Sand Hill crane population in the world alights here. Cranes are migrating birds; they migrate from one place to another according to their adapted environment. You can see a large number of cranes in the state of Nebraska, USA, as 80 percent of their population migrates here.

3.4.2. Nevada

Hundreds of nuclear weapons were tested on a land swath in the northwest of Las Vegas from 1951 to 1992. 1951 onwards, the land of Las Vegas was used to check hundreds and thousands of powerful nuclear weapons till 1992. The state is known for its splendid landscapes of the Desert. It is also famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous spectacular casinos.

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3.4.3. New Hampshire

The license plate of New Hampshire holds the slogan “Live Free or Die”. Moreover, this slogan was given by the inmates in prison. Live Free Or Die is the slogan that the state of New Hampshire adopted from the prisoners once prisoned here. This slogan is used on the license plate of the state. This state is also famous for granite production and is the center place in the history of the American Revolution.

3.4.4. New Jersey

New Jersey is known for having the lowest divorce rate in the whole country. In addition, the number of horses per mile here is also more. Nowadays, divorce is the easiest thing to take after marriage. However, in this modern world, divorce rates are higher than marriage. Meanwhile, New Jersey is the state with least number of divorce rate.

3.4.5. New Mexico

State law in New Mexico says ‘Idiots are not allowed to vote”. Now, it is a fun fact to know that there is really a state with this type of law. Meanwhile, it is famous for mountainous landscapes. Moreover, the state New Mexico is full of impressive attractions.

3.4.6. New York

The Sunset aligns with the streets of Manhattan and illuminates with an orange glow. It occurs twice a year in the state of New York. You can see this wonderful phenomenon two times in a year only in the New York state. At this time, the entire city of Manhattan shines with bright orange color that is lovable to watch.

3.4.7. North Carolina

The state of North Carolina has a Biltmore Estate situated in Asheville. It is the country’s biggest privately owned home with 250 rooms and a floor space of 4 acres. This home is one of the largest attractions in the United States to watch.

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3.4.8. North Dakota

The state of North Dakota was noted in the Guinness World Record in 2007. It was for the most number of people making the Snow Angeles simultaneously. However, it is a northern central state, which is famous for its Badlands. It is the part of Roosevelt National Park and is spread in 70,000 acres of land.

3.4.9. Ohio

Ohio holds the record for half of the presidents who died in office. Approximately, 6 presidents here died on duty in the office. Also, Ohio is a lovely state that is famous for countless and speechless attractions to watch. It is the native place of Aviation. Moreover, Cedar Point is one of the well-known attractions here.

3.4.10. Oklahoma

Oklahoma is likely to serve only its official state meal consisting of fried Okra, barbeque pork, cornbread, etc. This state has an standard meal of its own that is served everywhere you go here. Also, this state is famous for the Cowboy family. Thousands of visitors and cowboys visit the state of Oklahoma each year.

3.4.11. Oregon

Oregon is famous for having the fastest talkers in the country. However, the state of Oregon is renowned for its scenic views of beautiful lakes and lush green forests. It also includes the variety of pretty landscapes and its natural beauty.

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3.5.  P – W States

3.5.1. Pennsylvania

Technically, the name of the Pennsylvania state is misspelled as Pennsylvania on the Liberty Bell. Afterwards, knowing about the misspelled word, it is interesting to know that nobody has changed it. Also, the popular delicious chocolate of Hershey’s is originated here. Further, the renowned Liberty Bell is located here and it’s the origin of American Democracy.

3.5.2. Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the United States’ smallest state. It shares its borders with the New York State. This state is best known as the hub of manufacturing fine and silver jewelry. Moreover, it is also known as the Ocean State. Meanwhile, the Rhode Island is also famous for its renowned historical British Colonies.

3.5.3. South Carolina

The Angel Oak Tree is situated closer to the Charleston city of South Carolina. It is known to be the oldest living thing in the nation. The state is mainly well-known for its phenomenal white sand beaches. It’s sand sparkles at night that is overwhelming to watch. Golf is one of the popular games here, and its cultural festivals are awesome.

3.5.4. South Dakota

The state of South Dakota is known to be the lowest sleep-deprived state in the US, according to an analysis. However, the Missouri River and Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the popular attractions here. South Dakota became the 40th state of of 50 states in USA.

3.5.5. Tennessee

From Lookout Mountain in Tennessee, you can see the seven states on a clear day. The Lookout Mountain is located near Chattanooga from here, and you can even see an aquarium located there. You will get to watch a speechless view of 7 states of USA together from the peak of this mountain. It is the most popular thing to do in Tennessee.

3.5.6. Texas

A campaign in 1985 for combating littering gave the phrase “Don’t Mess with Texas” as a slogan. This slogan became famous worldwide as it is like a threatening slogan but also interesting as well. Texas is a renowned state for live music concerts. Most of the famous musicians of United States are originated from here. So, it can also be said that it is a musical state.

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3.5.7. Utah

In Utah, the remnants of the Jurassic Era with the highest concentration were found in the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. Also, the thriving community of Mormon belong here. Meanwhile, its Pastrami Burger is one of its mouth watering snack. However, the world wide famous Sundance Film Festival is also hosted every year here.

3.5.8. Vermont

The Opera House is situated on Derby Line. However, its stage is located in Canada but, fans watch it from Vermont. It is like you are sitting in one country and watching a live show in the another country simultaneously. Further, it is also one of the largest producer of maple syrup.

3.5.9. Virginia

According to a survey of WalletHub, among all the 50 states, Virginia is ranked first in patriotism. The state is also said to be the Mother of Presidents. Also, about half of American Civil Wars were fought in the state of Virginia. It is also the state with various historical attractions and monuments.

3.5.10. Washington

Boeing’s final assembly factory is located in Everett, in terms of volume, it is the largest in the world. It is among the largest producers of plywood in the United States. Also, the state is renowned for being the capital of USA and having the great White House of America.

3.5.11. West Virginia

A group of residents asked for making a fourteenth colony named Westylvania to the Continental Congress in 1776. The state of West Virginia is famous for thrilling outdoor activities. These activities include mountain biking, whitewater rafting, skiing, and many other adventurous activities.

3.5.12. Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a museum with over a thousand types of squeeze boxes. The museum is known as the World of Accordions. It is among the largest dairy producers in the country. However, it is also better known with its entitled nickname “America’s Dairyland”. Moreover, it is specifically popular for its delicious cheese.

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3.5.13. Wyoming

Wyoming is the only state that has only two sets of elevators. This state has 7 national parks and all are the most visited national parks. The Grand Teton and the Yellowstone are the most popular out of 7 national parks. Its renowned aboriginal folklore is famous everywhere around the country.

4. Interesting Facts About the USA States

4.1 The Climate

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The USA has a very diverse climate due to its large size and geographical features. It ranges from the Arctic conditions in Alaska to the tropical conditions in Hawaii and Florida. The climate varies from region to region, with the northeast experiencing hot summers and cold winters. Overall, the climate offers a wide range of weather conditions to suit different preferences.

4.2 The Culture

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The culture of the USA is a melting pot of different influences and traditions brought by immigrants from around the world. The diversity in the cultures is evident in the arts, cuisine, language, and customs. The country is a thriving entertainment industry, with Hollywood being the center of the film industry and Broadway in NYC hosting some of the world’s best theatre productions.

English is the primary language spoken here, but many other languages are also spoken due to its multicultural nature. The culture is often associated with individualism, entrepreneurship, and freedom.

4.3 The Festivals

The USA is a diverse and multicultural country, which is reflected in the wide variety of festivals celebrated nationwide. One of the most famous festivals is the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, which commemorates the country’s independence from Great Britain. It is marked by fireworks, parades, and patriotic displays. Another popular festival is Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and is a time for families to come together and give thanks for the blessings of the year.

Other notable festivals include Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the St. Patrick’s Day parade in NYC, and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico. This festival showcases the rich cultural heritage of various communities and provides a platform for people to come together and celebrate.

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4.4 The Laws

The laws are based on a federal system, with a constitution that sets out the framework for governance. The country has a common law legal system, which means that laws are derived from core decisions and legal precedence.

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The legal system is divided into federal and state jurisdictions, with federal laws applying to the entire country and state laws governing specific states. The laws cover a wide range of areas, including criminal law, civil law, family law, and business law. Some notable federal laws include the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Civil Rights Act.

Each state also has its own set of laws, which may vary from state to state. These laws are enforced by various law enforcement agencies at both the federal and state levels. The legal system of the USA is complex and ensures that citizens’ rights and responsibilities are protected under the rule of law.

5. Conclusion

The USA is a renowned country with one of the largest economies in the world. The country, comprised of 50 states, is ruled under the federal republic constitution.

All 50 states have particular importance. Every state has some unique things to know about USA states.

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Last Updated on July 6, 2023 by SushmitaBiswas