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North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889. See the fact file below for more information about the state of North Dakota.
- The state of North Dakota is located in the upper region of the United States, at the north bordered with Canadian provinces, east by Minnesota, South Dakota to the south, and west by Montana. Its capital is Bismarck while the largest city is Fargo with continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. The total area is 70,700 sq. miles with 672,591.
- The first non European settlers were tribes including the Mandan, Akikara, Sioux, Hidatsa, and Chippewa people. In 1738, the French-Canadian trader Pierre Gaultier led an exploration to Mandan villages making them the first European contacts of the territory.
- By the 19th century, North Dakota was known as a destination for immigrant farmers as well a s general laborers of Norwegian, Swedish, German and English descent. Making the territory populated by various ethnicity.
- In 1861, the Congress created the Dakota Territory but North Dakota only became a state until 1889. Two movements existed wherein one was for statehood, giving the opportunity for the people to control politics and government. The other for the control their own economy from railroads and outside investors.
- On February 22, 1889, the Omnibus Bill was passed which allowed Dakota Territory to be divided upon entering the Union (North and South). Within the same year North and South Dakota held their constitutional conventions and approved after several months.
- Today, its industry is known for barley, sunflower seeds, spring and durum wheat for processing, farm-raised turkeys, cattle, and mining. While some of its famous citizens are Lawrence Welk (musician), Louis L’Amour (author), Roger Maris (baseball player), Sacajawea (Shoshone woman), and Maxwell Anderson (playwright).
Key Statistical Information On North Dakota
Became a State
November 2, 1889 (30th)
midwest and western United States
70,700 sq. miles (19th)
Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot
barley, sunflower seeds, spring and durum wheat for processing, farm-raised turkeys, cattle, mining
continental climate, cold winters, hot summers
averages 15 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Missouri River, Reed River, James River
Most Famous Citizens
Lawrence Welk (musician)
Louis L’Amour (author)
Roger Maris (baseball player)
Sakajawea (Shoshone woman)
Maxwell Anderson (playwright)
Bird – Western Meadowlark
Flower – Wild Prairie Rose
Animal – Ground Squirrel
Tree – American Elm
North Dakota Facts & Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use North Dakota worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about North Dakota the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- North Dakota Facts
- Early History
- Famous Citizen
- State Flag
- The State Symbols
- Historical Landmarks
- City Search
- First People
- A Woman in History
- Its 125th
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