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What was the first state in the USA?

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What was the first state in the USA?

a) Delaware
b) New Hampshire
c) Virginia
d) Massachusetts
e) Connecticut

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This is a tricky one. The first 13 colonies along the Atlantic Coast of North America declared independence from the British Empire in 1776 and became the United States of America. The first colony, established in 1607, was Virginia. This baker’s dozen of colonies were considered members of the U.S. ever since the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Most, however, including the 50 State Quarters program, recognize statehood according the the dates on which the states accepted the current U.S. Constitution. According to this method, a) Delaware holds the title as the first official U.S. state, for ratifying the Constitution on December 7, 1787.

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