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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union

A state of the United States of America is one of the 50 constituent entities that shares its ... Each new state has been admitted on an equal footing with the existing states. ..... a series of violent conflicts in Kansas Territory involving anti- slavery and pro-slavery factions in the years preceding Kansas statehood, 1854– 61 ...

www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-2188,00.html

Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states of the USA only after world ... IMMEDIATELY before Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959, it was a Territory of the US. ... A few years after her overthrow, the islands were annexed to the US.

10mosttoday.com/10-last-states-to-join-the-united-states

Oct 3, 2014 ... ... last to join the United States Of America, with the date of statehood. ... 1. Hawaii – August 21, 1959 – The Aloha State was the 50th state to join the union ... Alaska – January 3, 1959 – Alaska was added as the 49th state just ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-signs-hawaii-statehood-bill

On this day in 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill making Hawaii the 50th state. Ike, as Eisenhower was known, entered the White House in 1953 ...

www.reference.com/history/49th-50th-states-union-1c4536c83198f9ac

The 49th and 50th states to join the United States were Alaska and Hawaii, respectively. ... 3, 1959, while Hawaii joined on August 21 of the same year. ... the United States; however, Puerto Rico voted to begin seeking statehood in 2012, and ...

teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/25769

Hawaii—a U.S. territory since 1898—became the 50th state in August, 1959, ... themselves had been awaiting this for years, so much so that the “49th State” ...

www.hawaiimagazine.com/blogs/hawaii_today/2009/8/21/Hawaii_anniversary_celebrate_50_statehood

Aug 21, 2009 ... Alaska became the nation's 49th state on Jan. ... This year, Hawaii celebrates the 50th anniversary of statehood—in a far more subdued ...

learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/jan-3-1959-alaska-becomes-a-state

Jan 3, 2012 ... ... signed a proclamation admitting Alaska to the Union as the 49th state. ... Though the first statehood bill had been presented to Congress in 1916, there was little ... After years of debate, Congress voted in June 1958 to admit Alaska. ... This post originally stated that Hawaii became the 50th state on Aug.

constitutioncenter.org/blog/it-was-54-years-ago-today-we-added-the-50th-state

Aug 21, 2015 ... The Democrats during the 1950s favored Alaska as the 49th state, while the Republicans wanted Hawaii admitted by itself. The reason was that ...

www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/modern/jb_modern_hawaii_1.html

Hawaii officially became the fiftieth state on August 21, 1959. ... The earliest inhabitants were Polynesians who settled in the islands more than 1,000 years ago.