The States

Season 1 Episode 10

Georgia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Maryland, D.C

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jun 23, 2007 on The History Channel
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Georgia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Maryland, D.C
Georgia: Stone Mountain Colorado: The Denver Mint Wisconsin: Dive under the Great Lakes Nebraska: The Homestead Act Maryland: Creating D.C.

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      • Narrator: This state was the first in the nation to lower its voting age for state and local elections from 21 to 18, the year was 1943. Greetings from Georgia, which joined the Union on January 2nd, 1788.

      • Narrator: This most mountainous state was once called the Switzerland of America. It's home to Leadville, at 10,430 feet above sea level it's the highest incorporated city in America. Greetings from Colorado, which joined the Union as the 38th state on August 1st, 1876.

      • Narrator: In 1854, thirty citizens met informally in this next state to organize a new political party. They became known as Republicans. Greetings from Wisconsin, which joined the Union on may 29th 1848 as the 30th state.

      • Narrator: In 1872 the barren plains of this next state inspired a special tree planting day. Arbor Day is now recognized nationwide, but only here is it celebrated as a legal state holiday. Greetings from Nebraska, which became the 37th state on March 1st 1867.

      • Narrator: During the War of 1812 a costal village in this next state outfoxed the British fleet by hoisting lanterns into treetops and ship masts. The British cannons aimed for the lanterns and missed the town completely. Greetings from Maryland, one of the original 13 colonies, it became the 7th state to join the Union on April 28th 1788.

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