Most of the states of the United States were ex-British colonies, ex-Spanish colonies or ex-Native American territories. Which three were independent states immediately before joining the Union?
#49204. Asked by Baloo55th. (Jul 09 04 5:11 AM)
Texas and Hawaii, but I don't know of a third.
Jul 09 04, 5:43 AM
California was an independent republic.
Jul 09 04, 6:58 AM
Texas was a republic for a few years, and Hawaii was a kingdom. What a lot of people don't know is that California was a republic for one month before joining the Union. Still says Republic of California on the flag, even. Flag's lasted a lot longer than the republic.
Jul 09 04, 7:40 AM
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