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Some articles on states, state:

2012 - Events - October
24 miles (39 kilometers) over Roswell, New Mexico in the United States ... Sandy kills at least 209 people in the Caribbean, Bahamas, United States and Canada ... disruption to the eastern seaboard of the United States ...
30th United States Congress
... The Thirtieth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House ... in the House of Representatives was based on the Sixth Census of the United States in 1840 ...
June 20 - Events
... Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States ... Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States ... state ...
Creationism - Prevalence - United States
... poll for People for the American Way found 70% of the United States public felt that evolution was compatible with a belief in God ... Besides the United States the study also compared data from 32 European countries, Turkey, and Japan ... The only country where acceptance of evolution was lower than in the United States was Turkey (25%) ...
Hawaii
... states (joined the Union on August 21, 1959), and is the only U.S ... state made up entirely of islands ... The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km) ...

Famous quotes containing the word states:

    The city of Washington is in some respects self-contained, and it is easy there to forget what the rest of the United States is thinking about. I count it a fortunate circumstance that almost all the windows of the White House and its offices open upon unoccupied spaces that stretch to the banks of the Potomac ... and that as I sit there I can constantly forget Washington and remember the United States.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    My opinion is that the Northern states will manage somehow to muddle through.
    John Bright (1811–1889)

    The Constitution of the United States is not a mere lawyers’ document. It is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of the age. Its prescriptions are clear and we know what they are ... but life is always your last and most authoritative critic.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)