I Would Like To Know The 52 States Of America?


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Roger Clegg Profile
Roger Clegg answered
The star spangled banner represents 50 stars of the American flag which corresponds to each state. The flag however does not include Alaska and Hawaii.

Since 1959 the US has possessed 50 states yet Alaska was inaugurated on the 3rd of January 1959 as the 49th state with Hawaii becoming the 50th state on the 21st of August the same year.

In fact the flag of the US did not attain its 50th star until Independence Day, the 4th of July 1960. One must consider that the District of Columbia is a federal district, not a state. And some include lists that feature Washington DC and Puerto Rico that make up the 52 states. As a rule the official states of the United States of America are;

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico,  New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The flag of the United States is one of the nation's most widely viewed symbols and can be seen adorned not only on public buildings, but on private residences. It is also used as a motif on decals for car windows, and clothing ornaments such as badges and numerous lapel pins when one is showing a lot of patriotism.

The flag has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and national pride particularly after recent events that have affected the country. You may also be able to see on occasions, giant outdoor flags used by retail outlets to attract customers. Desecration of the flag is considered a public outrage, but nonetheless is protected as a form of free speech ��" which is founded on American values.
Claire Pateman Profile
Claire Pateman answered
There are actually 50 States, not 52. Each one is represented by a star on the flag of the United States. They are (in order of when they joined the Union):

1. Delaware
2. Pennsylvania
3. New Jersey
4. Georgia
5. Connecticut
6. Massachusetts
7. Maryland
8. South Carolina
9. New Hampshire
10. Virginia
11. New York
12. North Carolina
13. Rhode Island
14. Vermont
15. Kentucky
16. Tennessee
17. Ohio
18. Louisiana
19. Indiana
20. Mississippi
21. Illinois
22. Alabama
23. Maine
24. Missouri
25. Arkansas
26. Michigan
27. Florida
28. Texas
29. Iowa
30. Wisconsin
31. California
32. Minnesota
33. Oregon
34. Kansas
35. West Virginia
36. Nevada
37. Nebraska
38. Colorado
39. North Dakota
40. South Dakota
41. Montana
42. Washington
43. Idaho
44. Wyoming
45. Utah
46. Oklahoma
47. New Mexico
48. Arizona
49. Alaska
50. Hawaii

The first 13 states were the original members who declared independence against the British on July 4th, 1776. However, they are listed in the order that they ratified the Constitution of the United States. Delaware did so first, on December 7th, 1787.

Hawaii was the last State to join on August 21st, 1959.
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Hi, Thankyou for the information. I was struggling to find what I needed elsewhere.
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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
In reality USA has 50 states since 1959. The flag has 50 stars, one for each state. It is updated as needed. A common explanation is that the flag doesn't include Alaska and Hawaii, thus 50 + 2 = 52. But Alaska became the 49th state on the 3rd of January 1959, and the flag got its 49th star on the 4th of July the same year. Hawaii became the 50th state on the 21st of August the same year, and the flag got its 50th star on the 4th of July 1960. The District of Columbia is a federal district, not a state. Many lists include DC and Puerto Rico, which makes for 52 "states and other jurisdictions"
1. Alabama
2. Alaska
3. Arizona
4. Arkansas
5. California
6. Colorado
7. Connecticut
8. Delaware
9. Florida
10. Georgia

11. Idaho
12. Hawaii
13. Illinois
14. Indiana
15. Iowa
16. Kansas
17. Kentucky
18. Louisiana
19. Maine
20. Maryland

21. Massachusetts
22. Michigan
23. Minnesota
24. Mississippi
25. Missouri
26. Montana
27. Nebraska
28. Nevada
29. New Hampshire
30. New Jersey

31. New Mexico
32. New York
33. North Carolina
34. North Dakota
35. Ohio
36. Oklahoma
37. Oregon
38. Pennsylvania
39. Rhode Island
40. South Carolina

41. South Dakota
42. Tennessee
43. Texas
44. Utah
45. Vermont
46. Virginia
47. Washington
48. West Virginia
49. Wisconsin
50. Wyoming
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Anonymous commented
Wow you guys (chill) - I'm English and I know this to be the correct answer. 50 Stars (as of 1959) = 50 States + DC and Puerto Rico (52 States and other jurisdictions). Washington DC is incidentally a fabulous place to visit as are many States and Juristictions of your beautiful country. My favourite State is California! My favourite City is New York!
Your country has some amazing and interesting history - a visit to the National History Museum in Washington DC is a must for all.
Monica Smith Profile
Monica Smith answered
First of all there are only 50 states. Here they are:




























New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota





Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota







West Virginia


Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
There are only 50 states. We have a few territories yet, but I don't recall of the top of my head where they are. These are not owned by America, just governed. Hope this helps.
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Anonymous commented
There are only 5O states in America!! Puerto Rico is not a state it is a coomon weallth(they goet all the same privalleges, don't pay taxes, no u don't need a passport to go there if your american but you do need a passport to get back into america...even if you are american. The Disrtict of Columbia is not a state eithier. The U.S.A actually has 7 common wealth territories and just 50 states, some people get confused and mistake common wealths as states.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
50 STATES PEOPLE. Puerto Rico and D.C. Don't count. 48 continental states and Alaska and Hawaii. Go back to school people and pay attention. I am only 25 and I learned my states what 5th grade absolute oldest (not sure was a while ago) so AT LEAST 15 years ago, and yet I know the right answer. And things have not changed or else oh guess what it would of made the news like Pluto did when they decided it was no longer a planet a couple years back.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are 50 States and several territories that we own.  Please click the following link for verification....
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Anonymous commented
LOL - At Last! You guys could start a war on here :o)

They are 'United' States - get united on this. This is your history - like all history it does get updated and thankfully due to your wonderful Bill of Rights, you all get an opinion on this - but let history take its course and all good things come in good time.

This is a good link and extremely accurate - or your government are misleading you - not the case! 50 Stars = 50 States + DC and many other territories (inc. Puerto Rico)
Anonymous Profile
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For all your information the 2 so called states your talking about are territories and are independent from the U.S
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Tell   you what after reading all this I think everyone should go back to school - is it 50 or 52?   This doesn't say much for Jeeves!!!!!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Apparently nobody knows the exact answer, but I DO ! I live in AMerica, and everybody should know, in america that there are 52 states, the district of columbia, and another one are never counted but they should be !!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are 50 states NOT 52! How can you think there are 52 there are 50!!!! DC is NOT A STATE!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are actually only 46 "states", Massachusetts, Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania are commonwealths. District of Columbia is, hang on let me think.... A DISTRICT, All of these other places mentioned are territories.
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Jim Tikina answered
When we say 52 states does that include America Samoa and Guam. These are two islands in the South pacific that is American territory.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hello people I live in america there ARE 52 states and if you payd attention on school there has always ben the discusion the 2 new states are the district of Columbia and porta rico hello ppl its 2010 not the 90s no more
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Their is actually 53States, UK being the 53rd, lol!
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Anonymous commented
Oh we wish, we wish! But then we would loose our ever depleating NHS (and then what).

I'll have to be content in taking holidays (vacation) over there each year instead (sigh!)
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are 52 states don't be stupid!! That's is like saying there isn't 32 counties in Ireland!!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
What idiots!! There are only 50 states. My gosh people what did they teach you in school? Did you ever listen? 50 states only. I can't believe there's even a discussion about this! Geeez!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hear is a link to an official gov. Web site listing all states, commonwelths, and dependent areas. End of discussion!!!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
To all you idiot!!!!!! There are 50 states and other territories we own, such as, PR, USVI, Guam, and ect....
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are 52 states in America.....FACT. I work for a company that deal with this everyday. Visit That site will help you!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Actually all the people who said there are 50 states they are wrong there are 52 now it only happened a couple years ago cause pueto rico wanted to become a state  I don't know where district of columbia came so to all you smart people yous are wrong
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Anonymous commented
Puerto Rico is a self-governing unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeastern Caribbean - it is not a State!
The District of Columbia is a district in Washington D.C. There are sufficient efforts occuring to make it a state but as of right now it is not one.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are 52. The District of Columbia is now a state. I'm unsure of the other one.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You idiots... Don't you know that Guam and American Samoa are parts of the States of the United States. That is a total of 52 States not 50 as some idiots seem to think
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Anonymous commented
In the 1980s and early 1990s, there was a significant movement in favor of the territory becoming a commonwealth, which would give it a level of self-government similar to Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands. However, the federal government rejected the version of a commonwealth that the government of Guam proposed, due to it having clauses incompatible with the Territorial Clause (Art. IV, Sec. 3, cl. 2) of the U.S. Constitution. Contrasting movements are also in existence that advocat
Anonymous commented
Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa, is a country in the South Pacific Ocean admitted to the United Nations on December 15, 1976.
ao kay Profile
ao kay answered
This is the FUNNIEST thing I have ever read!!! LOL!!! I can't believe that people actually think that there are 52 states? Thanks for a good laugh!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are 52 states Puerto Rico and British Columbia are they not counted Please explain
I remember the goverment were making Puerto Rico and Brtish Columbia an American State
thats why I said 52 state.
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Anonymous commented
British columbia is a canadian province. Yeesh.
Anonymous commented
British Columbia is a provence in Canada - DC (the District of Columbia) is a Federal Juristiction. 50 stars + 50 States (1959). When they do make Puerto Rico & DC States - they will surely update the American Flag with the other 2.

It would nice with 52! I wish we flew our flag as much as you guys - it makes me feel proud to see your flag. It seems to upset immigrants of the UK when we fly ours. I wonder how far past immigration the same people would get in the US - mmmh, not very!

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