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16 Gold was first discovered in California in 1848. History > United States 05/22/08
17 Hawaii became a state on August 21, 1959. History > United States 10/22/08
18 Henry Ford improved the car but he did not invent it. Instead, he invented the assembly line. History > United States 12/08/09
19 Idaho became a state on July 3, 1890. History > United States 10/14/08
20 Illinois became a state on December 3, 1818. History > United States 10/18/08
21 In 1925, a sequoia over 300 feet high, located in California's King Canyon National Park, was named the nation's Christmas tree. History > United States 06/10/13
22 In the United States Supreme Court case Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, the Court ruled that "fighting words" are not protected by the free speech clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. History > United States 05/27/08
23 Indiana became a state on December 11, 1816. History > United States 10/17/08
24 Iowa became a state on December 28, 1846. History > United States 10/21/08
25 John Hanson was the first president of the United States. He served while the Articles of Confederation were in play. The first person to serve as president of the United States under the Constitution was George Washington. History > United States 06/11/11
26 Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861. History > United States 10/22/08
27 Kentucky became a state on June 1, 1792. History > United States 10/22/08
28 Louisiana became a state on April 30, 1812. History > United States 10/15/08
29 Maine became a state on March 15, 1820. History > United States 10/26/08
30 Maryland became a state on April 28, 1788. History > United States 11/05/08





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