How Kentucky Became a State

As we think about the process of becoming a state for Puerto Rico, we like to look back and see how the current 50 states gained statehood. The process wasn’t… Read more »

Tennessee and the Tennessee Plan

After North Carolina joined the other future states during the American Revolution, it gave up its territory west of the Appalachian mountains to the new American government. Those lands became… Read more »

Statehood for Ohio

Ohio was the second territory admitted to the Union — or was it? After the first thirteen original states ratified the U.S. Constitution, Vermont, an area claimed by the State… Read more »