Monday, February 19, 2018

February - Week 8 - South Carolina - the Palmetto State

8 South Carolina
Date admitted to the US – May 23, 1788
Postal abbreviation – SC
Capital – Columbia
Area – 32,020 [40th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 4,625,364  [24th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 153.9 [22nd largest in the US]
Area codes – 803, 843, 864
Zip codes – 29001 - 29945
Number of counties – 46
State nickname –  Palmetto State
State motto – "Dum Spiro Spero" - While I breathe, I hope

State Flag of South Carolina
Fun facts
-The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter.
-Before being known as the Palmetto State, South Carolina was known as the Iodine State.
-Johnston is known as the Peach Capital of the World.
-On November 2, 1954, Strom Thurmond became the first US senator elected by write-in vote, receiving 139,106 write-in votes to win his seat. He was re-elected eight times and served for 48 years, until age 100.


Law Schools
University of South Carolina School of Law 

Charleston School of Law 

Military facts
Military Schools 
Military Bases 

Monday, February 12, 2018

February - Week 7 - Maryland - the Old Line State

7 Maryland
Date admitted to the US - April 28, 1788
Postal abbreviation – MD
Capital – Annapolis
Area – 12,407 [42nd largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 5,773,552 [19th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 594.8 [6th largest in the US]
Area codes – 240, 301, 410, 443
Zip codes – 20588 - 21930
Number of counties – 23
State nickname –  Old Line State
State motto – Manly Deeds, Womanly Words

State Flag of Maryland


Fun facts
- The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.
- Maryland gave up some of its land to form Washington DC
 

Law Schools
University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law 

University of Baltimore - School of Law 

Military facts
Military Bases
Military Schools



Monday, February 5, 2018

February - Week 6 - Massachusetts - the Bay State

6 Massachusetts
Date admitted to the US - February 6, 1788
Postal abbreviation – MA
Capital – Boston
Area – 10,554.57 square miles [44th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 6,547,629 [14th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 839.4 [4th largest in the US]
Area codes – 339, 351, 413, 508, 617, 774, 781, 857, 978
Zip codes – 01001 - 05544
Number of counties – 14
State nickname – Bay State
State motto – By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty

State Flag of Massachusetts
Fun facts 
-There is a house in Rockport built entirely of newspaper
-The Basketball Hall Of Fame is located in Springfield
-The first U.S.Postal zip code in Massachusetts is 01001 at Agawam
-The Boston Tea Party reenactment takes place in Boston Harbor every December 16th

Law Schools

Boston College Law School
Boston University School of Law
Harvard Law School
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
New England School of Law
Northeastern University School of Law
Suffolk University Law School
UMass Law School
Western New England School of Law
 

Military facts
Military Bases


Monday, January 29, 2018

January&February - Week 5 - Connecticut - the Constitution State

5 Connecticut
Date admitted to the US - January 9, 1788
Postal abbreviation – CT
Capital – Hartford
Area – 5,543.33 square miles [48th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 3,574,097 [29th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile - 738.1 [5th largest in the US]
Area codes – 203, 860
Zip codes – 06001 - 06928
Number of counties – 8
State nickname – Constitution State
State motto – He Who Transplanted Still Sustains 

State Flag of Connecticut
Fun facts
- In Hartford, you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands
- The USS Nautilus - the world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954
- Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition)
 

Law Schools 
Yale Law School
Quinnipiac School of Law
UConn School of Law

Military facts

Military Schools
Military Bases

Monday, January 22, 2018

January - Week 4 - Georgia - the Peach State

4 Georgia
Date admitted to the US - January 2, 1788
Postal abbreviation – GA
Capital – Atlanta
Area – 59,424.77 square miles [24th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 9,687,653 [9th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile - 168.4 [19th largest in the US]
Area codes – 229, 404, 478, 678, 706, 770, 912
Zip codes – 30002 - 39901
Number of counties – 159
State nickname – Peach State, Empire State of the South
State motto – Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation

State Flag of Georgia
Fun facts 
-In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork
-Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
-Georgia has 159 counties, more than any other state east of the Mississippi.
-The Okefenokee in south Georgia is the largest swamp in North America.
-Coca Cola was invented in 1886 in Atlanta
-The world's largest infantry training center is located in Fort Benning
 

Law Schools
University of Georgia School of Law
Georgia State University College of Law 
Emory Law 
John Marshall Law School 
Mercer University School of Law 
Savannah Law School 


Military facts

Georgia Military Schools 
Military bases 


Monday, January 15, 2018

January - Week 3 - New Jersey - the Garden State

3 New Jersey


Admitted to the US - December 18, 1787
Postal abbreviation – NJ
Capital – Trenton
Area – 8,721.30  square miles [47th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 8,791,894 [11th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile - 1,195.50 [2nd largest in the US]
Area codes – 201, 609, 732, 856, 908, 973
Zip codes – 07001 - 08989
Number of counties – 21
State nickname – Garden State
State motto – Liberty and Prosperity

Fun facts 
-New Jersey has the highest number of toxic waste dumps of any state in the US
-More Revolutionary War battles were fought in New Jersey than in any other colony
-As of 2012, the 6-mile long Atlantic City boardwalk is the longest boardwalk in the world
-The Hindenburg disaster occurred in Lakehurst New Jersey
-The properties in the US board game Monopoly are named after streets in Atlantic City

Law Schools
Rutgers Law 
Seton Hall Law 
Why does New Jersey have the most toxic waste dumps and California have the most lawyers? 

Military facts
Military schools 
NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs 
Military bases 


Monday, January 8, 2018

January - Week 2 - Pennsylvania - the Keystone State

2 Pennsylvania

Admitted to the US – December 12, 1787
Postal abbreviation – PA
Capital – Harrisburg
Area – 46,055.24 square miles [33rd largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 12,702,379 [6th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile - 283.9 [11th largest in the US]
Area codes – 215, 267, 412, 484, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814, 878
Zip codes – 15001 - 19640
Number of counties – 66
State nickname – Keystone State
State motto – Virtue, Liberty, and Independence


State Flag of Pennsylvania
Fun facts
Punxsutawney is the weather capital of the world
Hershey is the chocolate capital of the world
Fire burns under Centralia for 50 years 
Lancaster County has the highest Amish population in the US
25 Facts about Pennsylvania

Law Schools
Drexel University - Thomas R. Kline School of Law 

Duquesne University School of Law 
Penn State Dickinson Law 
Penn State Law 
University of Pennsylvania Law School 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law 
Temple University - Beasley School of Law 
Villanova University - Charles Widger School of Law 
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School 

Military facts
Fort Indiantown Gap
Willow Grove Naval Air Station
Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station
US Army Garrison - Carlisle Barracks
Letterkenny Army Depot
Tobyhanna Army Depot
Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg
Naval Support Activity Philadelphia
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard