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Glossary of US States 2

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Delaware
1st State
Capital: Dover
Major Rivers: Mispillion River, Delaware River, Nanticoke River
State Motto: "Liberty and Independence"
Became a state: Dec 7, 1787
Pennsylvania
2nd State
Capital: Philadelphia
Major Rivers: Allegheny River, Susquehanna River, Delaware River, Ohio River
State Motto: "Virtue, Liberty, and Independance."
Became a state: Dec 12, 1787
New Jersey
3rd State
Capital: Trenton
Major Rivers: Delaware River, Hudson River
State Motto: "Liberty and Prosperity."
Became a state: Dec 18, 1787
Georgia
4th State
State Capital: Atlanta
Major Rivers: Chattahoochee River, Savannah River, Suwannee River
State Motto: "Wisdom, Justice and Moderation."
Became a state: Jan 2 1788
Connecticut
5th State
Capital: Hartford
Major Rivers: Connecticut River, Housatonic River, Thames River
State Motto: "Quitranstulit sustinet" He who transplanted.
Became a state: Jan 9, 1788
Massachusetts
6th State
Capital: Boston
Major Rivers: Charles River, Connecticut River, Merrimack River
State Motto: "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."
Became a state: Feb 6, 1788
Maryland
Capital: Annapolis
Major Rivers: Potomac River, Patapsco River,Patuxent River, Susquehanna River
State Motto: "Manly deeds, womanly words."
Became a state: Apr 28, 1788
South Carolina
Capital: Columbia
Major Rivers: Santee River, Edisto River, Savannah River
State Motto: "While I breathe, I hope"
Became a state: May 23, 1788
New Hampshire
Capital:Concord
Major Rivers: Androscoggin River, Connecticut River, Merrimack River
State Motto: "Live free or die"
Became a state: June 21, 1788
Virginia
Capital: Richmond
Major Rivers: James River, Rappahannock River,Potomac River, Shenandoah River
State Motto: "Thus Always to Tyrants"
Became a state: June 25, 1788

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