Questions tagged [admission-to-the-union]

Questions related to the history of States being admitted to the Union in the United States.

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Has Congress ever offered a proposed admission of a new state without being approached?

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 said that the territory northwest of the Ohio River should ultimately become at least three, but not more than five, states. (It ultimately became five states plus part ...
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Why was Kentucky not admitted to the Union in 1789?

At the beginning of July 1788, the unicameral Congress of the Confederation began deliberations on whether to admit the proposed new state of Kentucky to the Union. Under the Articles of Confederation,...