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1 My 13 Colonies

2 Connecticut Colony Date of Statehood: January 9, 1788
Capital: Hartford Population: 3,574,097 (2010) Size: 5,544 square miles Nickname(s): Constitution State; Nutmeg State; Land of Steady Habits; Provisions State Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet (“He who transplanted still sustains”) Tree: White Oak Flower: Mountain Laurel Bird: American Robin

3 Georgia Colony Capital: Atlanta Population: 9,687,653 (2010)
Size: 59,425 square miles Nickname(s): Peach State; Empire State of the South Motto: Wisdom, Justice and Moderation Tree: Live Oak Flower: Cherokee Rose Bird: Brown Thrasher

4 Maryland Colony Capital: Annapolis Population: 5,773,552 (2010)
Size: 12,406 square miles Nickname(s): Old Line State; Free State; Cockade State; Oyster State; Monumental State Motto: Fatti Maschii Parole Femine (“Strong Deeds, Gentle Words”) Tree: White Oak Flower: Black-Eyed Susan Bird: Baltimore Oriole

5 Massachusetts (included Maine)
Capital: Boston Population: 6,547,629 (2010) Size: 10,554 square miles Nickname(s): Bay State Motto: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (“By the sword we seek peace, but peace only underliberty”) Tree: American Elm Flower: Mayflower Bird: Chickadee

6 New Jersey Colony Capital: Trenton
State abbreviation/Postal code: N.J./NJ Governor: Chris Christie, R (to Jan. 2018) Senators: Robert Menendez, D (to Jan. 2019); Cory Booker, D (to Jan. 2015) U.S. Representatives: 12 Historical biographies of Congressional members Entered Union (rank): Dec. 18, 1787 (3) Present constitution adopted: 1947 Motto: Liberty and prosperity State symbols:

7 New York Colony Date of Statehood: July 26, 1788 Capital: Albany
Population: 19,378,102 (2010) Size: 54,555 square miles Nickname(s): Empire State Motto: Excelsior (“Ever Upward”) Tree: Sugar Maple Flower: Rose Bird: Bluebird

8 New Hampshire Colony Date of Statehood: June 21, 1788 Capital: Concord
Population: 1,316,470 (2010) Size: 9,348 square miles Nickname(s): Granite State; Mother of Rivers; White Mountain State; Switzerland of America Motto: Live Free or Die Tree: White Birch Flower: Purple Lilac Bird: Purple Finch

9 North Carolina Colony Capital: Raleigh Population: 9,535,483 (2010)
Size: 53,819 square miles Nickname(s): Old North State; Tar Heel State Motto: Esse Quam Videri (“To Be Rather Than to Seem”) Tree: Pine Flower: Dogwood Bird: Cardinal

10 Pennsylvania Colony Date of Statehood: December 12, 1787
Capital: Harrisburg Population: 12,702,379 (2010) Size: 46,055 square miles Nickname(s): Keystone State Motto: Virtue, Liberty and Independence Tree: Hemlock Flower: Mountain Laurel Bird: Ruffed Grouse

11 Rhode Island Colony Date of Statehood: May 29, 1790
Capital: Providence Population: 1,052,567 (2010) Size: 1,545 square miles Nickname(s): Ocean State; Little Rhody; Plantation State; Smallest State; Land of Roger Williams; Southern Gateway of New England Motto: Hope Tree: Red Maple Flower: Violet Bird: Rhode Island Red

12 South Carolina Colony Date of Statehood: May 23, 1788
Capital: Columbia Population: 4,625,364 (2010) Size: 32,021 square miles Nickname(s): Palmetto State Motto: Dum Spiro Spero (While I Breathe, I Hope) Tree: Palmetto Flower: Yellow Jessamine Bird: Carolina Wren

13 Virginia Colony Capital: Richmond Population: 8,001,024 (2010)
Size: 42,775 square miles Nickname(s): Old Dominion; Mother of Presidents; Mother of States; Mother of Statesmen; Cavalier State Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Tree: American Dogwood Bird: Northern Cardinal

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