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#DidYouKnow? The first state added to the union of the United States was #Delaware on December 7, 1787. It was soon followed by 12 more states or colonies as they were referred to at the time to form the 13 original colonies. Here's the list in the order they were added:

  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • Georgia

  • Connecticut

  • Massachusetts

  • Maryland

  • South Carolina

  • New Hampshire

  • Virginia

  • New York

  • North Carolina

  • Rhode Island

The most recent additions to the union are Alaska and Hawaii, both added in 1959.