Before They Were States

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22. Alabama 1819 territory
49. Alaska 1959 territory
48. Arizona 1912 half of New Mexico Territory
25. Arkansas 1836 territory
31. California 1850 independent nation
38. Colorado 1876 territory
5. Connecticut 1788 British colony
1. Delaware 1787 British colony
27. Florida 1845 East Florida & West Florida territories
4. Georgia 1788 British colony
50. Hawai'i 1959 independent nation
43. Idaho 1890 territory
21. Illinois 1818 territory
19. Indiana 1816 territory
29. Iowa 1846 territory
34. Kansas 1861 territory
15. Kentucky 1792 part of Virginia
18. Louisiana 1812 territory
23. Maine 1820 part of Massachussetts
7. Maryland 1788 British colony
6. Massachussetts 1788 British colony
26. Michigan 1837 territory
32. Minnesota 1858 territory
20. Mississippi 1817 territory
24. Missouri 1821 territory
41. Montana 1889 territory
37. Nebraska 1867 territory
36. Nevada 1864 territory
9. New Hampshire 1788 British colony
3. New Jersey 1787 British colony
47. New Mexico 1912 territory
11. New York 1788 British colony
12. North Carolina 1789 British colony
39. North Dakota 1889 half of Dakota Territory
17. Ohio 1803 territory
46. Oklahoma 1907 Indian Territory & Oklahoma Territory
33. Oregon 1859 territory
2. Pennsylvania 1787 British colony
13. Rhode Island 1790 British colony
8. South Carolina 1788 British colony
40. South Dakota 1889 half of Dakota Territory
16. Tennessee 1796 territory
28. Texas 1845 independent nation
45. Utah 1896 territory
14. Vermont 1791 independent nation
10. Virginia 1788 British colony
42. Washington 1889 territory
35. West Virginia 1863 part of Virginia
30. Wisconsin 1848 territory
44. Wyoming 1890 territory