Pennsylvania achieved statehood on December 12, 1787, five days after Delaware.
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The flag with the coat of arms
You might not be able to see it in the photo, but the PA coat of arms features a ship, a plough, and three sheaves of wheat.
Only one president has hailed from PA, and that president was James Buchanan.
But only for a brief time, from 1799 to 1812.
They were all part of the 13 original colonies.They are all keystone states.They are all commonwealths.They all have the ruffed grouse as their state bird.
They are all commonwealths.
Kentucky, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania are still states, they just have commonwealth in their titles (i.e. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania). Having commonwealth in their title doesn't make them any more or less than the other states in the U.S., it's just a symbol of them being communities founded by and for the common good.
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The striking white-tailed deer has been Pennsylvania's state animal since 1959.
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Yup, milk. Plain, white milk.
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Pennsylvania is named after William Penn, the man who founded the Province of Pennsylvania.
"The Commonwealth State""The Buckeye State""The Second State""The Keystone State"
The Keystone State
A keystone is a central part to an arch that keeps it upright. Without the keystone, the arch would collapse. This name references Pennsylvania's central position in the 13 original American colonies.
"The Funniest Place on Earth""The Happiest Place on Earth""The Sweetest Place on Earth""The Nicest Place on Earth"
"The Sweetest Place on Earth"
This is the tagline for Hershey, Pennsylvania, home of Hershey Park and the Hershey Chocolate Factor!
The Pennsylvania Farm Show also happens to be the largest indoor agricultural exposition! And the milk shakes there are awesome.
Philadelphia is located right on the Delaware River, which forms Pennsylvania's eastern border.
"Virtue, Liberty, and Independence""Sic semper tyrannis"Liberty and Prosperity"Ours Is the Fury"
"Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"
You can also find the state motto on the state flag.
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Unfortunately, the famed "Star Spangled Banner" fort is located in Maryland, not Pennsylvania.