The great state of Alabama was admitted to statehood on
December 14, 1819. The etymology of the name, Alabama, is linked to a
southern Indian tribe whose habitat was known to be central Alabama. One
of the major waterways was named for this tribe, and in turn, the name of
the state was derived. The Spanish, French and British spelled the tribal
name of Alabama in various ways, for example; Albama, Alebamon, Alibama,
The popular belief that Alabama signifies "Here We Rest"
stems from an etymology given in the 1850s through the writings of
Alexander Beauford Meek. Experts in the Muskogee dialect have been unable
to find any word or phrase similar to Alabama with the meaning "Here
Some investigations indicate the tribal name Alabama must be sought in
the Choctaw tongue, as it is not uncommon for tribes to accept a name
given them by a neighboring tribe.
Name of Emblem/Symbol
Coat-of-Arms of Alabama
We Dare Defend Our Rights
I believe in Alabama, a state dedicated
to a faith in God and the enlightenment of mankind; to a democracy that safeguards the
liberties of each citizen and to the conservation of her youth,
her ideals, and her soil. I believe it is my duty to obey her laws,
to respect her flag and to be alert to her needs and generous in my
efforts to foster her advancement within the statehood of the world.
Salt Water Fish
Hematite (Red Iron Ore)
Fresh Water Fish
Official Mascot & Butterfly
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Star Blue Quartz
Southern Longleaf Pine
Red Hills salamander
Complete the questions below.
1. Alabama was admitted to statehood in the year
2. It is believed the state of Alabama was named after an
3. Some investigations indicate the tribal name Alabama
must be sought in the
4. The state bird is the .
5. The state flower is the .
6. The state tree is the .
7. The state insect is the
8. The state game bird is the Wild .
9. The state freshwater fish is the Largemouth
10. The state wildflower is the Oak-leaf .
11. The state gemstone is the Star Blue .
12. The state reptile is the .
13. The state nut is the .
14. The state amphibian is the .
15. The state motto is .
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