4-13 The State of Illinois

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The great state of Illinois became a state on December 3, 1818.  It was the 21st state to enter the union.  The name "Illinois" comes from a Native American word meaning "tribe of superior men."  The state slogan, "Land of Lincoln," was adopted by the General Assembly in 1955.  Illinois was the home of President Ulysses S. Grant, whose home is preserved in Galena.  Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911.

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto "State sovereignty, national union"  
Nickname Prairie State  
State Seal 1868
State Bird Cardinal 1929
State Flower Purple Violet 1908
State Song Illinois 1925
State Tree White Oak 1908
State Flag 1970
State Insect Monarch Butterfly 1975
State Fish Bluegill 1986
State Animal White-tailed Deer 1982
State Mineral Fluorite 1965
State Dance Square Dance 1990
State Fossil Tully Monster 1989

Complete the questions below.

1.  Illinois became a state on December 3, .

2.  The state flower is the .

3.  The Tully Monster is the state .

4.  Galena is the home of President .

5.  The state fish is the .

6.  The state bird is the .

7.  "Land of Lincoln" is the state

8.  , the 40th President of the United States was born in Tampico, Illinois

9.  The state nickname is the State.

10.  The state mineral is .



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