The States

Subjects: Civics, History, Social Studies
Grade Level: All
Source: History

From the 13 original British colonies, the United States has grown into 50 states and one federal district that together span more than 3.5 million square miles. Their natural environments, populations and other characteristics vary widely, but they all share sovereignty with the federal government and have their own constitution, legislature, judiciary, executive branch and capital city.

This fun and informative website includes interactive maps and quizzes, historical data, and more, about the 50 states.

The States

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