The great state of Indiana became a state on December
11, 1816. President James Madison signed a congressional resolution
admitting Indiana to the Union as the 19th state. The first capital was
Corydon, where it remained until 1825 when Indianapolis became the new
capital. Congress coined the name “Indiana” in 1800, when the
Indiana Territory was carved out of the Northwest Territory. The name,
which means “the land of the Indians,” was kept when Indiana was admitted
to the Union. At the time of statehood, native Americans were
officially recognized as the owners of most of central and northern
Indiana, or about two-thirds of the State.
Name of Emblem/Symbol
"The Crossroads of America"
"On the Banks of the Wabash, Far
Complete the questions below.
1. Indiana became a state on December 11,
2. Indiana was the
state to join the union.
3. The state stone is the .
4. The state nickname is the
5. "The Crossroads of America" is the state
6. The Peony is the state .
7. Indiana was named after the .
8. The state bird is the .
9. The state flag was adopted in
"On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"
is the state
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