States

The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district, where the capitol, Washington, D.C., is located.

The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. Alaska is at the northwestern end of North America, separated from the Lower 48 by Canada, while Hawaii lies far to the southwest of the mainland in the Pacific Ocean.

States are the primary subdivisions of the United States, and possess a number of powers and rights under the US Constitution, such as regulating intrastate commerce, running elections, creating local governments, and ratifying constitutional amendments. Each state has its own constitution, grounded in republican principles, and government, consisting of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. All states and their residents are represented in the federal Congress, which consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Each state is represented by two Senators, while Representatives are distributed among the states in proportion to the most recent population.

Alabama

Alabama

Alaska

Alaska

Arizona

Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas

California

California

Colorado

Colorado

Connecticut

Connecticut

Delaware

Delaware

Florida

Florida

Georgia

Georgia

Hawaii

Hawaii

Idaho

Idaho

Illinois

Illinois

Indiana

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa

Kansas

Kansas

Kentucky

Kentucky

Louisiana

Louisiana

Maine

Maine

Maryland

Maryland

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Michigan

Michigan

Minnesota

Minnesota

Mississippi

Mississippi

Missouri

Missouri

Montana

Montana

Nebraska

Nebraska

Nevada

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Jersey

New Mexico

New Mexico

New York

New York

North Carolina

North Carolina

North Dakota

North Dakota

Ohio

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oregon

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

South Dakota

Tennessee

Tennessee

Texas

Texas

Utah

Utah

Vermont

Vermont

Virginia

Virginia

Washington DC

Washington DC

Washington State

Washington State

West Virginia

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Wyoming