The States

Season 1 Episode 2

Texas, Massachusetts, Arkansas Iowa, Delaware

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Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Apr 28, 2007 on The History Channel
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Texas, Massachusetts, Arkansas Iowa, Delaware
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Texas: See where oil was discovered in 1901 Massachusetts: See how the Puritans started a war with Native Americans Arkansas: Learn of the struggle to integrate Central High School in 1957 Iowa: See Presidential candidates meet with farmers. Delaware: Learn about Caesar Rodney in 1776.

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      • Narrator: Before Davy Crockett fought and died in this state he served three terms as a Tennessee Congressman, but when he left Washington for good he told his colleagues: "You may all go to Hell, I'm going to Texas." Greeting from Texas, the 28th state which joined the Union on December 29th, 1845.

      • Narrator: This next state was founded by religious extremists who did not believe in the separation of church and state. Since those early days it has evolved into what may be America's most liberal state, leading the way in the abolition of slavery and in support of universal education and healthcare. Greetings from Massachusetts, one of the original 13 colonies and the 6th state to join the Union.

      • Narrator: This next state boasts of plentiful game animals plus a rich and varied fish population, with more than 600,000 acres of lakes it attracts sportsmen from around the world. Greetings from Arkansas which became the 25th state on June 15th 1836.

      • Narrator: Every four years the people of this state gather in homes and schools for a unique political ritual called a caucus. The word comes from a Native American term that means "the gathering of tribal elders." Greetings from Iowa, which joined the Union on December 28, 1846 becoming the 29th state.

      • Narrator: This state's government describes itself as business friendly and accessible. That helps explain why over 50% of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated here. Greetings from Delaware, which became the 1st state to join the Union on December 7th, 1787.

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