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  1. 2. first subway system was built in this state, its town newton was named after fig newton, Technically illegal to use tomatoes in clam chowder, Christmas was one illegal in this state, There is a state polka song.
  2. 3. has highest density population of any US state, 90 of all people who live here live in what is considered an urban area, home to oldest seaside resort in the US in cape may, State bug is the honeybee, first state to sign the bill of rights, square dancing is the state dance, has a spoon museum containing over 5400 spoons, counties are classified as metropolitan areas, state motto “liberty and prosperity”.
  3. 6. Second smallest state, home to the oldest churches, old swedes and still in use one of the oldest still in use in america. One of the last states to use corporal punishment, first beauty competition in 1880 was in this state in Rehoboth beach Thomas edison was one of the three judges. Home of tax free shopping(no sales tax).
  4. 8. this state receives letters from santa instead of the northpole as there is a town named santa clause, Baseball was born here as it debuted the first professional game, 90 percent of the world’s popcorn comes from this state.
  5. 9. First to inhabit this state were native americans, the US national anthem was written in this state, first to receive long distance telegram, State gets its name from Queen Henrietta Maria of England. State is sometimes called “America in Miniature”. The state crustacean is the blue crab. Other state nickname is the old line state. First successful passenger balloon flight took place in this state.
  6. 10. its city Kennett Square is considered mushroom capital of the world, its city, Hershey has street lights in the shape of renowned treats. Its state parks all have free admission, its home to Rockville bridge the longest stone arch bridge in the world.
  7. 11. Experts think this states name means the great river, pawpaw is an edible tree fruit that grows in this state and has its own festival per year, didn’t become an official state until 1953 getting Eisenhowers stamp of approval. Thomas Edison was born in this state, Shawshank redemption was shot here. Home to one and only presidential museum.
  8. 13. its name originates from an Algonquian word meaning “besides the long tidal river” Home to “firsts” including the first color television, hamburger, phone book, polaroid camera, nuclear powered submarine, and helicopter. First to create motor vehicle speed laws restricted 12MPH in 1901.
  9. 14. This state has the multilingual diverse city, Its state flower is the rose, nicknamed “The Empire State”
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  1. 1. 90% of the country’s lobster supply comes from this state. The pine tree state, new Hampshire is the only state that borders it.
  2. 4. Smallest state in size in the US, shares a state water border with new York, last of the 13 colonies to become a state, home to first open golf tournament in 1895, known for making silverware and fine jewelry, has no county government
  3. 5. This state was first to have its own constitution, its mountain mt washingon is one of the windiest places on earth, Jumanji was filmed in this state, The state motto “live free or die”comes from revolutionary war hero john stark. Only state where seatbelts are not mandatory.
  4. 7. This state is home to one of only four luge tracks in the nation, has the only authentic Dutch windmill operating in the US, has more miles of freshwater shoreline than any other state, second most agriculturally diverse state
  5. 12. This states name means green mountain in French, this state has the second smallest population, ben and jerrys started in this state, home to maple syrup, first state to join the union after the first 13 colonies.