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
Name of Emblem/Symbol
"State sovereignty, national union"
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
, the 40th President of
the United States was born in Tampico, Illinois
9. The state nickname is the
10. The state mineral is .
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