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Some articles on states, state:

2012 - Events - October
... balloon from 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 ... storm surge damage causes major 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 of ... the House of Representatives was based on the Sixth Census of the United States in 1840 ...
Creationism - Prevalence - United States
... A 2000 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 ... only country where acceptance of evolution was lower than in the United States was Turkey (25%) ...
June 20 - Events
... Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States ... Federal Convention to call the government the United States ... state ...
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 people of the United States have been fortunate in many things. One of the things in which we have been most fortunate has been that so far, due perhaps to certain basic virtues in our traditional ways of doing things, we have managed to keep the crisis of western civilization, which has devastated the rest of the world and in which we are as much involved as anybody, more or less at arm’s length.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of laws, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
    John Locke (1632–1704)