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Check out the New York Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

New York OutlineState Name: New York
State Nickname: The Empire State
State Capital: Albany
State Governor: Andrew Cuomo
State Abbreviation: N.Y.
2 letter Postal Code: NY
Area: 49,546 square miles
Date Entered the Union: July 26, 1788
State #: 11
Borders: Canada, Lake Champlain, Vermont, Massachussets, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware River, Pennsylvania, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River
New York flagFlag Meaning: The state seal appears in the center of a dark blue rectangle. The right figure represents Liberty. The crown at her feet symbolizes rejection of monarchies. The left figure represents Justice. An eagle perches on a globe at the top of the seal. A picture inside the shield shows the Atlantic Ocean and its shore. There is a NY river scene with mountains, ships, and the sun. The state motto appears below the scene in Latin ("Excelsior," which means Ever Upward). The flag, which dates back to the Revolutionary War period, was adopted in 1909.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 29
State Motto: Excelsior (Ever upward)
State Flower: rose
State Bird: bluebird
State Song: "I Love New York"
State Tree: sugar maple
State Mammal: beaver
State Reptile: Common Snapping Turtle
State Fish: brook trout
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, Utica
Famous Residents:
- Lucille Ball, actress
- Humphrey Bogart, actor
- James Cagney, actor
- Aaron Copland, composer
- Tom Cruise, actor
- Sammy Davis, Jr., singer
- George Eastman, inventor
- Millard Fillmore, president
- Lou Gehrig, baseball player
- George Gershwin, composer
- Washington Irving, author
- Michael Jordan, basketball player
- Herman Melville, author
- Ethel Merman, singer and actress
- Rosie O'Donnell, comedian
- John D. Rockefeller, industrialist
- Norman Rockwell, painter and illustrator
- Mickey Rooney, actor
- Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady and humanitarian
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
- Theodore Roosevelt, president
- Barbara Stanwyck, actress
- Martin Van Buren, president
- Mae West, actress
- Walt Whitman, poet
Attractions: Fort Ticonderoga, Baseball Hall of Fame, Erie Canal, F.D. Roosevelt Home, United Nations Headquarters, Teddy Roosevelt Home, Statue of Liberty, Broadway, U.S. Military Academy, Farmers' Museum, Fort Constitution, Glass Cener, House of Magic, Howe Caverns, Kodak Park, Lake Placid, Literary Shrines, Niagara Falls, Saratoga Springs, Vanderbuilt Mansion, West Point
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