The great state of Delaware was named after an English
governor, Lord De La War, in the early 1600's. It was one of the
"Thirteen Original Colonies" and it became a state on December 7, 1787.
Delaware is known by its nickname “The First State” due to the fact, it
became the first of the 13 original states to ratify the U.S.
Constitution. Dover became Delaware's state capital in 1777.
Name of Emblem/Symbol
"Liberty and Independence"
“The First State”
May 23, 2002
April 14, 1939
May 9, 1895
May 1, 1939
Colonial Blue and Buff
April 25, 1974
June 25, 2002
Complete the questions below.
1. Delaware was named after an English governor
2. The state insect is the .
3. "Our Delaware" is the state .
4. The state mineral is .
5. Delaware's nickname is "."
6. The state motto is "."
7. The Weakfish was adopted as the state fish in
8. The state animal is the .
9. Colonial blue and buff are the state .
10. The Blue Hen is the state
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