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U.S State Nicknames




State---------------------------------Nickname

Alabama------------------------Yellow hammer State

Alaska--------------------------“The Last Frontier” or “Land of the Midnight Sun”

Arizona-------------------------Grand Canyon State

Arkansas-----------------------The Natural State

California-----------------------Golden State

Colorado-----------------------Centennial State

Connecticut--------------------Constitution State (official, 1959); Nutmeg State

Delaware-----------------------Diamond State; First State; Small Wonder

Florida-------------------------Sunshine State

Georgia------------------------Peach State, Empire State of the South

Hawaii-------------------------Aloha State

Idaho--------------------------Gem State

Illinois--------------------------Prairie State

Indiana-------------------------Hoosier State

Iowa---------------------------Hawk eye State

Kansas-------------------------Sunflower State; Jay hawk State

Kentucky-----------------------Bluegrass State

Louisiana-----------------------Pelican State

Maine--------------------------Pine Tree State

Maryland-----------------------Free State; Old Line State

Massachusetts-----------------Bay State; Old Colony State

Michigan-----------------------Wolverine State

Minnesota----------------------North Star State; Gopher State; Land of 10,000 Lakes

Mississippi----------------------Magnolia State

Missouri------------------------Show-me State

Montana-----------------------Treasure State

Nebraska-----------------------Corn husker State (1945); Beef State

Nevada-------------------------Sagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State

New Hampshire-----------------Granite State

New Jersey---------------------Garden State

New Mexico---------------------Land of Enchantment

New York-----------------------Empire State

North Carolina------------------Tar Heel State

North Dakota-------------------Sioux State; Flickertail State; Peace Garden State; Rough Rider State

Ohio----------------------------Buckeye State

Oklahoma----------------------Sooner State

Oregon-------------------------Beaver State

Pennsylvania-------------------Keystone State

Rhode Island-------------------The Ocean State

South Carolina-----------------Palmetto State

South Dakota------------------Mount Rushmore State; Coyote State

Tennessee---------------------Volunteer State

Texas--------------------------Lone Star State

Utah---------------------------Beehive State

Vermont-----------------------Green Mountain State

Virginia------------------------The Old Dominion; Mother of Presidents

Washington--------------------Evergreen State

West Virginia-------------------Mountain State

Wisconsin----------------------Badger State

Wyoming-----------------------Equality State
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U.S states by Order of Entry into Union






#----State-------------------------------Date

1. Deleware--------------------------Dec. 07, 1787

2. Pennsylvania----------------------Dec. 12, 1787

3. New Jersey------------------------Dec. 18, 1787

4. Georgia----------------------------Jan. 02, 1788

5. Connecticut------------------------Jan. 09, 1788

6. Massachusetts---------------------Feb. 06, 1788

7. Maryland--------------------------Apr. 28, 1788

8. South Carolina---------------------May. 23, 1788

9. New Hampshire--------------------June 21, 1788

10. Virginia---------------------------June 25, 1788

11. New York------------------------July 26, 1788

12. North Carolina--------------------Nov. 21, 1789

13. Rhode Island---------------------May. 29, 1790

14. Vermont-------------------------Mar. 04, 1791

15. Kentucky------------------------June 01, 1792

16. Tennessee-----------------------June 01, 1796

17. Ohio-----------------------------Mar. 01, 1803

18. Louisiana------------------------Apr. 30, 1812

19. Indiana--------------------------Dec. 11, 1816

20. Mississippi------------------------Dec. 10, 1817

21. Illinois----------------------------Dec. 03, 1818

22. Alabama--------------------------Dec. 14, 1819

23. Maine----------------------------Mar. 15, 1820

24. Missouri--------------------------Aug. 10, 1821

25. Arkansas-------------------------June 15, 1836

26. Michigan-------------------------Jan. 26, 1837

27. Florida---------------------------Mar. 03, 1845

28. Texas----------------------------Dec. 29, 1845

29. Iowa-----------------------------Dec. 28, 1846

30. Wisconsin------------------------May. 29, 1848

31. California------------------------Sep. 09, 1850

32. Minnesota-----------------------May. 11, 1858

33. Oregon--------------------------Feb. 14, 1859

34. Kansas--------------------------Jan. 29, 1861

35. West Virginia--------------------June 20, 1863

36. Nevada--------------------------Oct. 31, 1864

37. Nebraska------------------------Mar. 01, 1867

38. Colorado------------------------Aug. 01, 1876

39. North Dakota--------------------Nov. 02, 1889

40. South Dakota--------------------Nov. 02, 1889

41. Montana-------------------------Nov. 08, 1889

42. Washington----------------------Nov. 11, 1889

43. Idaho---------------------------July 03, 1890

44. Wyoming------------------------July 10, 1890

45. Utah----------------------------Jan. 04, 1896

46. Oklahoma-----------------------Nov. 16, 1907

47. New Mexico---------------------Jan. 06, 1912

48. Arizona-------------------------Feb. 14, 1912

49. Alaska--------------------------Jan. 03, 1959

50. Hawaii--------------------------Aug. 21, 1959
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Capitals of the 50 States of the U.S.A




State-------------------------------------Capital

Alabama--------------------------------Montgomery

Alaska----------------------------------Juneau

Arizona----------------------------------Phoenix

Arkansas--------------------------------Little Rock

California--------------------------------Sacramento

Colorado--------------------------------Denver

Connecticut-----------------------------Hartford

Delaware--------------------------------Dover

Florida----------------------------------Tallahassee

Georgia---------------------------------Atlanta

Hawaii----------------------------------Honolulu

Idaho-----------------------------------Boise

Illinois----------------------------------Springfield

Indiana---------------------------------Indianapolis

Iowa-----------------------------------Des Moines

Kansas---------------------------------Topeka

Kentucky-------------------------------Frankfort

Louisiana-------------------------------Baton Rouge

Maine----------------------------------Augusta

Maryland-------------------------------Annapolis

Massachusetts-------------------------Boston

Michigan-------------------------------Lansing

Minnesota-----------------------------St. Paul

Mississippi-----------------------------Jackson

Missouri-------------------------------Jefferson City

Montana------------------------------Helena

Nebraska------------------------------Lincoln

Nevada-------------------------------Carson City

New Hampshire------------------------Concord

New Jersey----------------------------Trenton

New Mexico----------------------------Santa Fe

New York-------------------------------Albany

North Carolina--------------------------Raleigh

North Dakota---------------------------Bismarck

Ohio-----------------------------------Columbus

Oklahoma------------------------------Oklahoma City

Oregon---------------------------------Salem

Pennsylvania---------------------------Harrisburg

Rhode Island---------------------------Providence

South Carolina-------------------------Columbia

South Dakota--------------------------Pierre

Tennessee-----------------------------Nashville

Texas---------------------------------Austin

Utah----------------------------------Salt Lake City

Vermont-------------------------------Montpelier

Virginia--------------------------------Richmond

Washington----------------------------Olympia

West Virginia---------------------------Charleston

Wisconsin------------------------------Madison

Wyoming-------------------------------Cheyenne
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Alabama





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Alabama-------------------------“Alabama”------------------yellowhammer----------Southern longleaf pine-------------camellia


Alaska





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Alaska-------------------------“Alaska's Flag”--------------willow ptarmigan--------------sitka spruce----------------forget-me-not


Arizona





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Arizona-------------------------“Arizona”------------------cactus wren-----------------palo verde-----------flower of saguaro cactus


Arkansas





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Arkansas------------------------“Arkansas”-----------------mockingbird--------------------pine---------------------apple blossom


California





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

California-------------------“I Love You,California-------California valley quail ----------California redwoods -----------golden poppy


Colorado





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree------------------------Flower

Colorado--------------“Where the Columbines Grow”---------lark bunting ---------Colorado blue spruce------Rocky Mountain columbine


Connecticut





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree------------------------Flower

Connecticut-------------------“Yankee Doodle”-------------American robin----------------white oak-------------------mountain laurel


Delaware





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree------------------------Flower

Delaware----------------------“Our Delaware”------------blue hen chicken---------------American holly---------------peach blossom


Florida





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree------------------------Flower

Florida------------------------“Suwanee River”--------------mockingbird---------------Sabal Palmetto---------------orange blossom


Georgia





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree------------------------Flower

Georgia--------------------“Georgia on My Mind”-----------brown thrasher ----------------live oak--------------------Cherokee rose
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Hawaii





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Hawaii------------------------“Hawaii Ponoi”--------------Nene(Hawaiian goose)-------Kukui (candlenut)------------Hibiscus (yellow)


Idaho





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Idaho---------------------“Here We Have Idaho” ----------Mountain bluebird -------------White pine---------------------Syringa


Illinois





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Illinois----------------------------“Illinois”--------------------Cardinal-------------------White oak----------------------Violet


Indiana





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Indiana---------“On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away -------Cardinal-------------------Tulip tree---------------------Peony


Iowa





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Iowa--------------------------“Song of Iowa”---------------Eastern goldfinch --------------Oak----------------------Wild rose


Kansas





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Kansas---------------------“Home on the Range”----------Western meadowlark----------Cottonwood----------------Native Sunflower


Kentucky





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Kentucky------------------“My Old Kentucky Home” --------Kentucky cardinal ------------Tulip poplar ------------------Goldenrod


Louisiana





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Louisiana---------------------Give me Louisiana---------Eastern brown pelican------------Bald cypress ----------------Magnolia


Maine





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Maine-----------------------“State of Maine Song” -----------Chickadee ---------------White pine tree------White pine cone and tassel


Maryland





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Maryland----------------“Maryland! My Maryland!”----------Baltimore oriole---------------White oak-----------------Black-eyed susan
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State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Massachusetts----------“All Hail to Massachusetts”----------Chickadee------------------American elm-----------------Mayflower


Michigan





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Michigan------------------"Michigan, My Michigan"--------------Robin--------------------White pine -----------------Apple blossom


Minnesota





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Minnesota---------------------“Hail Minnesota”--------------Common loon-----------Red or Norway pine--------------Lady slipper


Mississippi





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Mississippi--------------------“Go, Mississippi”---------------Mockingbird -----------------Magnolia---------------------Magnolia


Missouri





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Missouri-----------------------“Missouri Waltz” --------------Bluebird-----------------Flowering dogwood--------------Hawthorn


Montana





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Montana------------------------“Montana”-------------Western meadowlark-----------Ponderosa pine-----------------Bitterroot



Nebraska





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Nebraska-------------------“Beautiful Nebraska”---------Western meadowlark------------Cottonwood------------------Goldenrod


Nevada





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Nevada-------------------“Home Means Nevada”----------Mountain bluebird-----Bristle Cone Pine, Single-leaf Pinon-----Sagebrush


New Hampshire





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

New Hampshire-------------"Old New Hampshire"-------------Purple finch-----------------White birch-----------------Purple lilac


New Jersey





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

New Jersey------------------------None-------------------Eastern goldfinch--------------Red oak-------------------Purple violet
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New Mexico





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

New Mexico-----------------“O Fair New Mexico”------------Roadrunner -------------------Pinon-----------------------Yucca


New York





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

New York---------------------“I Love New York”--------------Bluebird------------------Sugar maple---------------------Rose


North Carolina





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

North Carolina-------------“The Old North State”--------------Cardinal----------------------Pine-----------------Flowering dogwood


North Dakota





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

North Dakota---------------“North Dakota Hymn”---------Western meadowlark-----------American elm--------------Wild prairie rose


Ohio





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Ohio--------------------------“Beautiful Ohio”----------------Cardinal--------------------Buckeye-----------------Scarlet carnation


Oklahoma





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Oklahoma----------------------“Oklahoma”-------------Scissor-tailed flycatcher-----------Redbud---------------------Mistletoe


Oregon

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State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Oregon-------------------“Oregon, My Oregon”-----------Western meadowlark------------Douglas fir-----------------Oregon grape


Pennsylvania





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Pennsylvania------------------“Pennsylvania”--------------Ruffed grouse -----------------Hemlock-------------------Mountain laurel


Rhode Island





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Rhode Island-------------“Rhode Island, It's for Me”-------Rhode Island red hen-----------Red maple---------------------Violet


South Carolina





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

South Carolina-------------------“Carolina”----------------Carolina wren-------------Sabal Palmetto-------Carolina yellow jessamine
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South Dakota





State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

South Dakota---------------“Hail! South Dakota”------Ring necked pheasant-----------Black hills spruce----------American pasqueflower


Tennessee






State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Tennessee------------------“Tennessee Waltz”--------------Mockingbird----------------Tulip poplar ---------------------Iris


Texas






State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Texas----------------------“Texas, Our Texas”--------------Mockingbird-------------------Pecan---------------------Bluebonnet


Utah






State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Utah-----------------------“Utah, We Love Thee”-----------California gull---------------Blue spruce-------------------Sego lily



Vermont






State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower


Vermont----------------“These Green Mountains”----------Hermit thrush----------------Sugar maple------------------Red clover


Virginia






State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Virginia----------------“Carry Me Back To Old Virginia”---------Cardinal---------------Flowering Dogwood-------------American dogwood


Washington






State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Washington--------------“Washington, My Home”-----------Willow goldfinch------------Western hemlock---------Coast rhododendron


West Virginia






State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

West Virginia-----------“This Is My West Virginia”-------------Cardinal------------------Sugar maple-----------------Rododendron


Wisconsin






State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Wisconsin--------------------“On Wisconsin”-------------------Robin-------------------Sugar maple------------------Wood violet


Wyoming






State-----------------------------Song-----------------------Bird-----------------------Tree-----------------------Flower

Wyoming------------------------“Wyoming”-------------Western meadowlark ----------Cottonwood----------------Indian paintbrush
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George Washington

1st President of the United States
(April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797)


Nickname: "Father of His Country"
Born: February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia
Died: December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, Virginia
Occupation: Planter, Soldier
Political Party: Federalist


John Adams

2nd President of the United States
(March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1801)

Nickname: "Atlas of Independence"
Born: October 30, 1735, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
Died: July 4, 1826, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Federalist


Thomas Jefferson

3rd President of the United States
(March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1809)

Nicknames: "Man of the People"; "Sage of Monticello"
Born:April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia
Died: July 4, 1826, at Monticello (near Charlottesville, Virginia)
Occupation: Lawyer, planter
Political Party: Democratic-Republican


James Madison

4th President of the United States
(March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1817)

Nicknames: "Father of the Constitution"
Born: March 16, 1751, in Port Conway, Virginia
Died: June 28, 1836, at Montpelier, Virginia
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democratic-Republican


James Monroe

5th President of the United States
(March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1825)

Nicknames: "The Last Cocked Hat"; "Era-of-Good-Feeling President"
Born: April 28, 1758, in Westmore land County, Virginia
Died: July 4, 1831, in New York, New York
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democratic-Republican


John Quincy Adams

6th President of the United States
(March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1829)

Nickname: "Old Man Eloquent"
Born: July 11, 1767, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
Died: February 23, 1848, in Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democratic-Republican


Andrew Jackson

7th President of the United States
(March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1837)

Nickname: "Old Hickory"
Born: March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaw area, on North Carolina-South Carolina border
Died: June 8, 1845, at the Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee
Occupation: Lawyer, soldier
Political Party: Democratic


Martin Van Buren

8th President of the United States
(March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841)

Nicknames: "The Red Fox of Kinder hook"
Born: December 5, 1782, in Kinder hook, New York
Died: July 24, 1862, in Kinder hook, New York
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democratic


William Henry Harrison

9th President of the United States
(March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841)

Nicknames: "Old Tippecanoe"; "Old Tip"
Born: February 9, 1773, in Berkeley, Virginia
Died: April 4, 1841, in Washington, D.C.
Occupation:Soldier
Political Party: Whig


John Tyler

10th President of the United States
(April 6, 1841 to March 3, 1845)

Born: March 29, 1790, in Greenway, Virginia
Died: January 18, 1862, in Richmond, Virginia
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Whig


James Knox Polk

11th President of the United States
(March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849)

Nickname: "Young Hickory"
Born: November 2, 1795, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Died: June 15, 1849, in Nashville, Tennessee
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democratic


Zachary Taylor

12th President of the United States
(March 5, 1849 to July 9, 1850)

Nickname: "Old Rough and Ready"
Born: November 24, 1784, near Barboursville, Virginia
Died: July 9, 1850, in Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Soldier
Political Party: Whig


Millard Fillmore

13th President of the United States
(July 9, 1850 to March 3, 1853)

Nickname: "The American Louis Philippe"
Born: January 7, 1800, in Locke Township (now Summer hill), New York
Died: March 8, 1874 in Buffalo, New York
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Whig


Franklin Pierce

14th President of the United States
(March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1857)

Nickname: "Young Hickory of the Granite Hills"
Born: November 23, 1804, in Hillsborough (now Hillsboro), New Hampshire
Died: October 8, 1869, in Concord, New Hampshire
Occupation: Lawyer, public official
Political Party: Democrat


James Buchanan

15th President of the United States
(March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861)

Nickname: "Old Buck"
Born: April 23, 1791, in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania
Died: June 1, 1868, at Wheatland,Pennsylvania
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democrat


Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States
(March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865)

Nicknames: "Honest Abe"; "Illinois Rail Splitter"
Born: February 12, 1809, in Hardin (now Larue) County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865, at Petersen's Boarding House in Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican


Andrew Johnson

17th President of the United States
(April 15, 1865 to March 3, 1869)

Born: December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina
Died: July 31, 1875, in Carter's Station, Tennessee
Occupation: Tailor, public official
Political Party: Democratic


Ulysses Simpson Grant

18th President of the United States
(March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1877)

Nickname: "Hero of Appomattox"
Born: April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio
Died: July 23, 1885, in Mount McGregor, New York
Occupation: Soldier
Political Party: Republican


Rutherford Birchard Hayes

19th President of the United States
(March 4, 1877 to March 3, 1881)

Born: October 4, 1822, in Delaware, Ohio
Died: January 17, 1893, at Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican


James Abram Garfield

20th President of the United States
(March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881)

Born: November 19, 1831, in Orange, Ohio
Died: September 19, 1881, in Elberon, New Jersey
Occupation: Teacher, public official
Political Party: Republican


Chester Alan Arthur

21st President of the United States
(September 19, 1881 to March 3, 1885)

Nickname: "The Gentleman Boss"; "Elegant Arthur"
Born: October 5, 1829, in Fairfield, Vermont
Died: November 18, 1886, in New York, New York
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican


Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th President of the United States
(March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1889 and March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1897)

Born: March 18, 1837, in Caldwell, New Jersey
Died: June 24, 1908, in Princeton, New Jersey
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democrat


Benjamin Harrison

23rd President of the United States
(March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893

Born: August 20, 1833, in North Bend, Ohio
Died: March 13, 1901, in Indianapolis, Indiana
Occupation:Lawyer
Political Party: Republican


Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th President of the United States
(March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1889 and March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1897)

Born: March 18, 1837, in Caldwell, New Jersey
Died: June 24, 1908, in Princeton, New Jersey
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democrat


William McKinley

25th President of the United States
(March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901)

Nickname: "Idol of Ohio"
Born: January 29, 1843, in Niles, Ohio
Died: September 14, 1901, in Buffalo, New York
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican


Theodore Roosevelt

26th President of the United States
(September 14, 1901 to March 3, 1909)

Nicknames: "TR"; "Trust-Buster"; "Teddy"
Born: October 27, 1858, in New York, New York
Died: January 6, 1919, in Oyster Bay, New York
Occupation: Author, lawyer, public official
Political Party: Republican


William Howard Taft

27th President of the United States
(March 4, 1909 to March 3, 1913)

Born: September 15, 1857, in Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: March 8, 1930, in Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Lawyer, public official
Political Party: Republican


Woodrow Wilson

28th President of the United States
(March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1921)

Born: December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia
Died: February 3, 1924, in Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Teacher, public official
Political Party: Democrat


Warren Gamaliel Harding

29th President of the United States
(March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923)

Born: November 2, 1865, near Corsica (now Blooming Grove), Ohio
Died: August 2, 1923, in San Francisco, California
Occupation: Editor-Publisher
Political Party: Republican


Calvin Coolidge

30th President of the United States
(August 3, 1923 to March 3, 1929)

Born: July 4, 1872, in Plymouth, Vermont
Died: January 5, 1933, in Northampton, Massachusetts
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican


Herbert Clark Hoover

31st President of the United States
(March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1933)

Born: August 10, 1874, in West Branch, Iowa
Died: October 20, 1964, in New York, New York
Occupation: Engineer
Political Party: Republican


Franklin Delano Roosevelt

32nd President of the United States
(March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945)

Nickname: "FDR"
Born: January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York
Died: April 12, 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia
Occupation:Public official, lawyer
Political Party: Democrat


Harry S. Truman

33rd President of the United States
(April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953)

Nickname: "Give 'Em Hell Harry"
Born: May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri
Died: December 26, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri
Occupation: Farmer, public official
Political Party: Democrat


Dwight David Eisenhower

34th President of the United States
(January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961)

Nickname: "Ike"
Born: October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas
Died: March 28, 1969, in Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Soldier
Political Party: Republican

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

35th President of the United States
(January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963)

Nickname: "JFK", "Jack"
Born: May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Author, public official
Political Party: Democrat


Lyndon Baines Johnson

36th President of the United States
(November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969)

Nickname: "LBJ"
Born: August 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Texas
Died: January 22, 1973, near Johnson City, Texas
Occupation: Teacher, public official
Political Party: Democrat


Richard Milhous Nixon

37th President of the United States
(January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974)

Born: January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California
Died: April 22, 1994, in New York, New York
Occupation: Lawyer, public official
Political Party: Republican


Gerald Rudolph Ford

38th President of the United States
(August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977)

Nickname: "Jerry"
Born: July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska
Died: December 26, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, California
Occupation: Lawyer, public official
Political Party: Republican


James Earl Carter, Jr.

39th President of the United States
(January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981)

Nickname: "Jimmy"
Born: October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia
Occupation: Farmer, public official
Political Party: Democrat


Ronald Wilson Reagan

40th President of the United States
(January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989)

Nicknames: "The Gipper"; "The Great Communicator"; "Dutch"
Born: February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois
Died: June 5, 2004, in Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actor, public official
Political Party: Republican


George Herbert Walker Bush

41st President of the United States
(January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993)

Nickname: "Poppy"
Born: June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts
Occupation: Businessman, public official
Political Party: Republican


William Jefferson Clinton

42nd President of the United States
(January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001)

Nicknames: "Bill"
Born: August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas
Occupation:Lawyer, public official
Political Party: Democrat


George Walker Bush

43rd President of the United States
(January 20, 2001 to Present)

Nicknames: "W"
Born: July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut
Occupation: Businessman
Political Party: Republican
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Amendments to the Constitution of the United States



Amendments I to X inclusive, popularly known as the Bill of Rights, were proposed and sent to the states by the first session of the First Congress. They were ratified Dec. 15, 1791.




Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.



Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.



Amendment 3 - Quartering of Soldiers.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.


Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


Amendment 5 - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


Amendment 6 - Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.


Amendment 7 - Trial by Jury in Civil Cases.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.


Amendment 8 - Cruel and Unusual Punishment.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.


Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People.

Ratified 12/15/1791.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


Amendment 11 - Judicial Limits.

Ratified 2/7/1795. Note History

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.


Amendment 12 - Choosing the President, Vice-President.

Ratified 6/15/1804.

The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;

The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;

The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.

The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.


Amendment 13 - Slavery Abolished.

Ratified 12/6/1865.

1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights.

Ratified 7/9/1868.

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.


Amendment 15 - Race No Bar to Vote.

Ratified 2/3/1870.

1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Amendment 16 - Status of Income Tax Clarified.

Ratified 2/3/1913.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.


Amendment 17 - Senators Elected by Popular Vote.

Ratified 4/8/1913.

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.


Amendment 18 - Liquor Abolished.

Ratified 1/16/1919. Repealed by Amendment 21, 12/5/1933.

1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

2.The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.


Amendment 19 - Women's Suffrage.

Ratified 8/18/1920.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Amendment 20 - Presidential, Congressional Terms.

Ratified 1/23/1933.

1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

4. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

5. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.

6. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.


Amendment 21 - Amendment 18 Repealed.

Ratified 12/5/1933.

1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

3. The article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.


Amendment 22 - Presidential Term Limits.

Ratified 2/27/1951.

1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.


Amendment 23 - Presidential Vote for District of Columbia.

Ratified 3/29/1961.

1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Amendment 24 - Poll Tax Barred.

Ratified 1/23/1964.

1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Amendment 25 - Presidential Disability and Succession.

Ratified 2/10/1967.

1.In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.


Amendment 26 - Voting Age Set to 18 Years.

Ratified 7/1/1971.

1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Amendment 27 - Limiting Congressional Pay Increases.

Ratified 5/7/1992.

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
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