52 States?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Flag Discussion' started by fabianlobosar, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. fabianlobosar

    fabianlobosar New Member

    Hello! this is my first time in the forum.
    Yesterday a friend told me that the flag has 52 stars because there are 52 states... I think it is wrong. I've never heard about the 52 states... I found a list with these states:
    1 Delaware
    2 Pennsylvania
    3 New Jersey
    4 Georgia
    5 Connecticut
    6 Massachusetts
    7 Maryland
    8 South Carolina
    9 New Hampshire
    10 Virginia
    11 New York
    12 North Carolina
    13 Rhode Island
    14 Vermont
    15 Kentucky
    16 Tennessee
    17 Ohio
    18 Louisiana
    19 Indiana
    20 Mississippi
    21 Illinois
    22 Alabama
    23 Maine
    24 Missouri
    25 Arkansas
    26 Michigan
    27 Florida
    28 Texas
    29 Iowa
    30 Wisconsin
    31 California
    32 Minnesota
    33 Oregon
    34 Kansas
    35 West Virginia
    36 Nevada
    37 Nebraska
    38 Colorado
    39 † North Dakota
    40 † South Dakota
    41 Montana
    42 Washington
    43 Idaho
    44 Wyoming
    45 Utah
    46 Oklahoma
    47 New Mexico
    48 Arizona
    49 Alaska
    50 Hawaii

    Could you tell me what are the states #51 & #52?
    I think Puerto Rico is not a state!
     
  2. NAVA1974

    NAVA1974 Active Member

    The USA only has 50 states, and has had fifty since 1959. It also has the "District" of Columbia and the "Commonwealth" of Puerto Rico but their citizens are not given the same status as citizens of the 50 states because they do not have representation in Congress.
     

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