U.S. States by Date of Admission and Who Was President

This list of U.S States by when they entered the Union was inspired by the 12/7/2016 Jeopardy! match to help anyone who is interested get a general overview of the time periods. The states are grouped on this list by century, then by who was President and the date each one gained statehood. The American Presidency Project has some of the statehood proclamations online and links to those are included. You can print this list out as a pdf if you want, and add your own notes to help fix the info in your memory bank.

18TH CENTURY – 16 STATES

1787
12-07 – Delaware
12-12 – Pennsylvania
12-18 – New Jersey

1788
01-02 – Georgia
01-09 – Connecticut
02-06 – Massachusetts
04-28 – Maryland
05-23 – South Carolina
06-21 – New Hampshire
06-25 – Virginia
07-26 – New York

Pres. George Washington (1789-04-30 – 1797-03-04)
1789-11-21 – North Carolina
1790-05-29 – Rhode Island
1791-03-04 – Vermont
1792-06-01 – Kentucky
1796-06-01 – Tennessee

19TH CENTURY – 29 STATES

Pres. Thomas Jefferson (1801-03-04 – 1809-03-04)
1803-03-01 – Ohio

Pres. James Madison (1809-03-04 – 1817-03-04)
1812-04-30 – Louisiana
1816-12-11 – Indiana

Pres. James Monroe (1817-03-04 – 1825-03-04)
1817-12-10 – Mississippi
1818-12-03 – Illinois
1819-12-14 – Alabama
1820-03-15 – Maine
1821-08-10 – Missouri

Pres. Andrew Jackson (1829-03-04 – 1837-03-04)
1836-06-15 – Arkansas
1837-01-26 – Michigan

Pres. John Tyler (1841-04-04 – 1845-03-04)
1845-03-03 – Florida

Pres. James K. Polk (1845-03-04 – 1849-03-04)
1845-12-29 – Texas
1846-12-28 – Iowa
1848-05-29 – Wisconsin

Pres. Millard Fillmore (1850-07-09 – 1853-03-04)
1850-09-09 – California

Pres. James Buchanan (1857-03-04 – 1861-03-04)
1858-05-11 – Minnesota
1859-02-14 – Oregon
1861-01-29 – Kansas

Pres. Abraham Lincoln (1861-03-04 – 1865-04-15)
1863-06-20 – West Virginia
1864-10-31 – Nevada

Pres. Andrew Johnson (1865-04-15 – 1869-03-04)
1867-03-01 – Nebraska

Pres. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-03-04 – 1877-03-04)
1876-08-01 – Colorado

Pres. Benjamin Harrison (1889-03-04 – 1893-03-04)
1889
11-02 – North Dakota
11-02 – South Dakota
11-08 – Montana
11-11 – Washington
1890
07-03 – Idaho
07-10 – Wyoming

Pres. Grover Cleveland 1893-03-4 – 1897-03-04)
1896-01-04 – Utah

20TH CENTURY – 5 STATES

Pres. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09-14 – 1909-03-04)
1907-11-16 – Oklahoma

Pres. William Howard Taft (1909-03-04 – 1913-03-04)
1912-01-6 New Mexico
1912-02-14 Arizona

Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-01-20 – 1961-01-20)
1959-01-03 Alaska
1959-08-21 Hawaii

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