Pennsylvania was granted statehood on Dec. 12, 1787. It was the second of the original 13 colonies to be granted statehood. Delaware was the first of the 13 colonies to be granted statehood, which occurred only 5 days before Pennsylvania becoming a state.Know More
New Jersey, Georgia and Connecticut were the states that followed Pennsylvania in becoming states. New Jersey became a state on Dec. 18, 1787. Georgia followed on Jan. 2, 1788, and Connecticut became a state on Jan. 8, 1788.
As of 2014, states continued to gain statehood up until Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States on Aug. 21, 1959.Learn more about Modern History
North Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. On this date, both North Dakota and South Dakota entered the Union, becoming the 39th and 40th states. The land was originally part of the Louisiana Purchase, and it became the Dakota Territory in 1861.Full Answer >
Pennsylvania is a state in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. One of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania was the second state to enter the Union, achieving statehood on Dec. 12, 1787.Full Answer >
Illinois was admitted as a state to the United States on Dec. 3, 1818. Prior to achieving statehood, it was called the Illinois Territory, and it was founded Feb. 3, 1809. Upon its admission to the Union, Illinois became the 21st state.Full Answer >
Iowa became a state on Dec. 28, 1846. The 29th state admitted to the Union, the Hawkeye State was preceded by Texas and followed by Wisconsin.Full Answer >