Is Alaska Hawaii and Puerto Rico states of us?
Alaska and Hawaii are states of the United States. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States.
Alaska became a part of the United States in 1867 when it was purchased from the Russian Empire for the princely sum of 7.2 Million dollars. The first serious attempt to make Alaska a state occurred in 1920. However it wasn't until 1946 that a referendum made it clear a majority of Alaskans wanted to seek statehood in the US. 13 years later, Alaska became the 49th state on January 3, 1959.
Hawaii was annexed by the United states in 1898. Before that Hawaii was an independent kingdom but heavily influenced by world powers, including France and England. There is a very long, rich and interesting history to the annexation and the events that led to Hawaii's admission to the union as a state. That said, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States on August 21, 1959.
Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States by Spain as part of the Treaty of Paris ending the Spanish American War in 1898. Puerto Rico was granted limited autonomy in 1949 and given the political status of "free associated state" or Commonwealth. In 1967, 1993 and 1998 referendums on seeking statehood failed by ever narrowing margins. In 2012 a referendum showed most Puerto Ricans who voted on the question wanted to seek statehood. However a political firestorm about the ballot lay-out and the way the question was posed essentially invalidated the result. A new referendum is being hammered out and could happen very soon. However, Puerto Rico remains an unincorporated territory of the United States. Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States.
Guam and Puerto Rico are not states. Alaska and Hawaii plus the continental 48 are the 50 states.
Hawaii became a state in 1959, but Puerto Rico is a territory and not a state.
Not much. Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii are states, Guam and P.R. are territories and Cuba is a socialist nation under dictator rule.
Hawaii became a state in 1889. Puerto Rico was given to the United States from the World Waran is not a state.
its between alaska and hawaii but who knows soon there might be a 51 state (puerto rico)
Yeah Avery states does have tornados evieng Alaska Hawaii and Puerto Rico but does tornados a weak. Anyway delwaer does have tornados!
I think is Alaska Hawaii and Puerto Rico bicause Alaska doesn't have hot air and tornado does need hot air. Hawaii and Puerto Rico are bicause most of the tornados accure over water (waterspout)
puerto rico and alaska U.S. Possessions United States possessions included Puerto Rico and Alaska.
Sports Authority is a sporting goods store that is located within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. There are also locations in Puerto Rico.
no. by 'continental us' people only mean the 48 contiguous states (south of Canada). not Alaska and not Hawaii, which are states but are far from the rest of the country.and definitely not Puerto Rico which is not a state. it is an island 1000 miles south of Florida. (contiguous means next to each other)
The territories that Congress controls today (2014) are Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States. In addition, they control the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Aleutians,
The vast majority of the United States (the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam) is in the northern hemisphere. There are some territories that lie in the southern hemisphere.
As of 1900, we have Puerto Rico, Guam, the Phillipines, Cuba, Hawaii, Pacific Asia, and Alaska. =D
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Yes, Puerto Rico is smaller than Hawaii.
To the extent that the US flag represents all the sovereign territory of the United States, it includes both Hawaii and Puerto Rico. However, the stars on the US Flag represent the states of the union. Hawaii is a state and so is represented on that part of the flag. Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth in Free Association with the United States, not a state, so it is not represented among the stars on the… Read More
Only two. Alaska on January 3 1959, and then Hawaii on August 21 1959. Puerto Rico is just a territory.
According the to 2010 Census, Hawaii has a population of 1,360,301 Puerto Rico population is 3,989,133 Puerto Rico has 3 times more people than Hawaii
They are all owned by the United States.
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines, Virgin Islands.
Yes the u.s.a is bigger than brazil. Because of alaska, hawaii, and puerto rico.
Anywhere in the U.S.A. including Florida, California. New York, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Alaska, Hawaii, Samoa, Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
In the United States there are tropical rainforests in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
In 1902, the United States consisted of 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the Territories of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guam, the Philippines and unorganized "Indian" territory.
The 1930 U. S. Census counted 122,288,177 people in the 48 states. That does not include D.C. or the U. S. territories, such as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, etc.
There is an interesting discussions here about the number of States people remember being taught that are in the USA.
Yes, Hawaii is the only state that is an island. Florida and Alaska are peninsulas. Puerto Rico is an island but not a US state; it is a territory.
Hawaii has a much smaller population (1.3 million residents) compared to Puerto Rico (4.0 million residents). Hawaii a larger area and is less densely populated. Hawaii has triple the median income of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is closer to the mainland. Hawaii has a fully assimilated Asian majority. Puerto Rico has a Spanish culture. Both are beautiful and fun tourist destinations. Puerto Rico is a territory with one non-voting representative in Congress. Hawaii is a… Read More
Alaska was purchased and puerto rico was goverened
The distance between Puerto Rico and Hawaii is 5740.19 miles. The only way to get to either location is by plane.
Puerto Rico is better than Hawaii because it is less expensive, friendlier, and more wildly beautiful.
Puerto Rico is NOT one of the United States 50 states. Puerto Rico is currently a territory.
People can travel from Hawaii to Puerto Rico by plane in about 12 hours. There is about 5,843 miles between the two locations.
The question of whether Puerto Rico or Hawaii is better depends on what you are looking for. A trip to Puerto Rico can be much less expensive than Hawaii. However, Hawaii has many plants and animals that are seen nowhere else on the world. Both are excellent destinations for various reasons.
Nope. Hawaii is the 50th state. There are territories owned by the US that can become states, Puerto Rico the most notable.
Arizona, Indiana, Hawaii, parts of Puerto Rico, and American Samoa
all 50 states including puerto rico and hawaii.
Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth of the United States, so it does not have any states or provinces. Puerto Rico is divided into 78 municipalities.
Taking the history, Puerto Rico had the change to become a state from the 1950s to the 1970s. Alaska and Hawaii got it and Puerto Rico could have got it also. Now these days, it is clear that statehood in never to come to Puerto Rico. The current governor (Fortuño) which is a statehood party member, has made it even harder to come to an agreement with the US about this because of the mess… Read More
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth; it belongs to the United States.
Pretty much the whole of the 48 continental states, Hawaii, Puerto Rico...
The 56 pillars represent the 48 states (at the time of WWII) and the District of Columbia, the territories of Alaska and Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Philippines, Puerto Rico Guam and American Samoa.
It is a piece of land that is not a state but is under the US's authority. People born there are US citizens and can travel to the US mainland. Guam, Puerto, Rico and Wake Island are examples of US territories Hawaii and Alaska were territories before they were states.
Puerto Rico doesn't have states. It has 73 municipalities or towns.
Baseball Warehouse ships to the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Due to manufacturer restrictions they are unable to provide for international shipping. Locations outside of the continental United States will incur an extra shipping and handling charge, as detailed on their website.
the only states i think i know is the Arabic contrys no there are pleny of states like America Puerto Rico dominca and Hawaii also the bahamass
Alaska... the United States purchased the Alaskan territory from Russia in 1867. It became a state in 1959. Hawaii... the United States colonized it after previous colonies like the British (formerly Hawaii was called the Sandwich Islands, after the Earl of Sandwich). Annexation discussions began in the 1800s, finally annexed in 1898. By many accounts the existing Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown by Americans in order to help insure annexation. Hawaii US became a state in… Read More
No you can not... Puerto Rico is a island