The States

Season 1 Episode 8

Virginia, Ohio, Idaho, Alabama, North Dakota

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Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jun 09, 2007 on The History Channel
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Virginia, Ohio, Idaho, Alabama, North Dakota
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Virginia: Home of the first British colony. Ohio: The Gravity Grand Prix Idaho: One of the richest mineral states Alabama: Learn about Winston County in the Civil War North Dakota: Explore Teddy Roosevelt’s ranch.

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      • Narrator: The first state is called "The Mother of Presidents," claiming more than any other states, that's eight and counting, including seven of the first twelve. It's also known as the mother of states. Why? Because its early boundaries included parts of Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. Greetings from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the oldest of the original 13 Colonies, on June 25th, 1788 it became the 10th state to join the Union.

      • Narrator: Not to be outdone by Virginia, this next state calls itself the mother of modern presidents. No wonder, it's the birthplace of seven heads of state, second most in the nation. Greetings from Ohio, which joined the Union March 1st, 1803 as the 17th state.

      • Narrator: The concentration of eagles, hawks, falcons and owls in this state is almost unparalleled. Many of them nest in the cliffs towering 700 feet above the majestic Snake River. Greeting from Idaho the 43rd state to join the Union which it did on July 3rd, 1890.

      • Narrator: This state's slogan "The Heart of Dixie" reflects a complex political and social history. Until the 1960s racial segregation and the law of the land, but today many of its citizens find unity in a mystical phenomenon known as the Crimson Tide. Greetings from Alabama, the 22nd state, admitted to the Union on December 14th, 1819.

      • Narrator: When it comes to wealth, many people in this northern prairie state might not even realize how rich they are. The rising price of land that has been farmed and ranched for generations has created a number of unlikely millionaires. Greetings from North Dakota, which joined the Union on November 2nd 1889.

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