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Some articles on states, state:

2012 - Events - October
... from 24 miles (39 kilometers) over Roswell, New Mexico in the United States ... – Hurricane 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 ...
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 ... 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) ...
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 ... was based on the Sixth Census of the United States in 1840 ...
June 20 - Events
... Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States ... Convention to call the government the United States ... state ...

Famous quotes containing the word states:

    With steady eye on the real issue, let us reinaugurate the good old “central ideas” of the Republic. We can do it. The human heart is with us—God is with us. We shall again be able not to declare, that “all States as States, are equal,” nor yet that “all citizens as citizens are equal,” but to renew the broader, better declaration, including both these and much more, that “all men are created equal.”
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    That Cabot merely landed on the uninhabitable shore of Labrador gave the English no just title to New England, or to the United States generally, any more than to Patagonia.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ... there is a place in the United States for the Negro. They are real American citizens, and at home. They have fought and bled and died, like men, to make this country what it is. And if they have got to suffer and die, and be lynched, and tortured, and burned at the stake, I say they are at home.
    Amanda Berry Smith (1837–1915)