What are states?

Some articles on 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) ...
Creationism - Prevalence - United States
... 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 ... where acceptance of evolution was lower than in the United States was Turkey (25%) ...
2012 - Events - October
... 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 ... to the eastern seaboard of the United States ...
June 20 - Events
... Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States ... to call the government the United States ... state ...
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 Representatives ... was based on the Sixth Census of the United States in 1840 ...

Famous quotes containing the word states:

    Colonel “Bat” Guano: Okay, I’m going to get your money for you. But if you don’t get the President of the United States on that phone, you know what’s going to happen to you?
    Group Captain Lionel Mandrake: What?
    Colonel “Bat” Guano: You’re going to have to answer to the Coca-Cola company.
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928)

    [Urging the national government] to eradicate local prejudices and mistaken rivalships to consolidate the affairs of the states into one harmonious interest.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    ... no young colored person in the United States today can truthfully offer as an excuse for lack of ambition or aspiration that members of his race have accomplished so little, he is discouraged from attempting anything himself. For there is scarcely a field of human endeavor which colored people have been allowed to enter in which there is not at least one worthy representative.
    Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954)