Learning all of the states by heart is not an easy task, since there are fifty of them. However, a visitor to the United States will have quite an advantage by being familiar with at least most of these, because each state has its own government that sets taxes and maintains roads as a federal government also does. States are not simply arbitrary provincial divisions, but instead divisions of the country that are familiar to residents.
This "course" is intended for those who are not familiar with the states (such as those who are not from the U.S.), but anyone can use it. It is an optional course in the Geography course series.
List of states
Currently, not every state has its own article, but generally the important ones do.
- Arkansas — the final "s" is pronounced like a "w"
- Connecticut — the second "c" is not pronounced
- Illinois — the "s" is not pronounced
- Maryland — the first syllable is emphasized, the final one is not
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York — the main city, New York City, is the largest city in the U.S.
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington — not to be confused with Washington, D.C., on the other side of the country
- West Virginia
When you feel like you know the states well and you are familiar with the information about the states, feel free to take the quiz.