02 September 2015

Kentucky, The Firstborn Of The Nation?

A View Of The Kentucky Capitol 

Taken from an article entitled, "The Expansion Of The United States":

"While Kentucky was not the first state admitted to the Union, it was in a very real sense the first-born of the nation.  The act which provided for its admission was passed by congress and became a law on February 14, 1791, fourteen days prior to a similar act for the admission of Vermont.  This act was an epoch-making event."

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