Top Ten Most Important U.S. States

The Top Ten Most Important U.S. States

1 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. ...read more.

I think California deserves the top spot because it's the top in everything! Largest population, by far largest economy, produces the most food (so it could be self-dependent), 3rd most oil (this is a category where good old Texas wins), thousands of tourist attractions, city with 2nd largest population (Los Angeles) (New York beats Cali in this one, but I don't think one city decides if a state is the best), we have the entertainment industry (Hollywood and tons of major studios), Lake Tahoe, Silicon Vally, and, while this doesn't make it any better, I just want to point out we're getting the Olympics 2028 (L.A has had the majority of the U.S's Olympics), the Superbowl in 2022, part of the World Cup, and we have many World-Class Colleges. But even with all the good stuff of California, we are ONE country, so all of that stuff is really an achievement of the U.S as a whole, and all the states are good (except for a few that do literally nothing for the U.S).

Largest economy, largest population, largest agricultural production, most important companies, Silicon Valley, Hollywood. Texas gets its value by virtue of having valuable resources in the ground, but it's California that puts those resources to work.

I have to agree... These are valid comments. Even if one is not fond of California, it's a major engine...

Largest economy, Silicon Valley, most food production, most federal tax, largest population, Hollywood, most beautiful state parks, beaches, the highest point (mountain outside Alaska), lowest point, and a lot more.

I think that California is a pretty important state because I've heard that it is possibly rich and that it has great economies and there are many businessmen and businesswomen working really hard to earn money for this state. New York would also be a pretty much important state but I think that California would be a tad more important than New York.

2 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is ...read more.

It's a tough call between this, California, and Texas, but I have to go with New York. New York City is the most powerful city in the world, and Wall Street is the center of the global finance industry, and New York City itself is arguably the center of the entire global economy.

New York and California are the top two - conehead722

I'd have to give New York the edge. Yes California may have the most resources and lots of companies are starting up there, but let's be real. New York is the city of the world. The city of all cities. I have lived in both states.

We got NYC, does California have NYC? No? New York is therefore better

3 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Only Texas has the power to plunge the USA into another civil war. Why are all eyes always on Texas? Because Texas is the pulse of the Nation. Make no mistake, if Texas were to secede, as the only state with this right, it would be bad, very bad. For this reason Congress puts on kid gloves when dealing with Texas. Texas is the most important, and putting electoral votes aside, the most powerful

What would be bad for the U.S? Texas secedes, Texas loses most of its food (imported from other states), money, large corporations, and has a VERY dangerous country as its neighbor, which won't like Texas anymore. Yeah, go ahead and secede. - Caligula

Economically very powerful state and one of the top Universities (University of Texas, Austin).

Texas is no doubt the strongest. Texas can easily leave the USA at anytime.

Texas is the home to do anything be anything build anything man we have so much room you wouldn't know how to use it. Houston well to be honest houston should speak for itself by now. Enjoy Texas

4 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Where was the U.S created? PENNSYLVANIA. Where was the first state slavery Abolition Act signed? PENNSYLVANIA. Where was the Constitution created and signed? PENNSYLVANIA. Where was the Declaration of Independence created and signed? PENNSYLVANIA. Who contributed the most to the Civil War? PENNSYLVANIA. Where was the first capital of the United States? PENNSYLVANIA. Pennsylvania has 10x the amount of history than any other state. Also, without Pennsylvania, the U.S would be nothing. A memory of a country that fell before it even became a country. Pennsylvania is EASILY the most important state. Number one.

It may have had all that stuff here, but nowadays, its not that important. I respect Pennsylvania and all, but its not all that important to modern-day U.S. - Caligula

Texas is not the one with the most history, Pennsylvania is. The U.S would be nothing without Pennsylvania. PA created independence and the constitution. Those 2 things are what pretty much run this country. So Pennsylvania should be number 1 or at least number 2

Pennsylvania played a decisive role in the two most important events in US History: the war for independence and the civil war. Pennsylvania has the greatest museums in the US after New York. Texas is a cultural wasteland. PA has great symphonies, great universities, and great architecture. The entire state of Texas has two good universities, Rice and UT-Austin. PA has U Penn, Pitt, Penn State, Carnegie-Mellon, Swarthmore. Texas is a big fat...nothing. Also, it is ugly and a great place if you want to get skin cancer.

Was the second state. Contains the colleges, pitt Carnegie mellon university, Upenn, penn state and more. Philadelphia was the first capital of the US not to mention all the other incredibly important stuff that happened there (it would be too long to list) but most importantly the constitution and Declaration of Independence. Pittsburgh invented the first movie theatre, the first radio station. the oldest still currently published newspaper, YouTube, Heinz ketchup, the word ketchup, polio vaccine, the artificial heart valve, produced much of the steel used in WW2. Titusville is where oil was first founded. the battle of gettysburg. other inventions include; if you use glasses to see thank Pennsylvania, soda, bubble gum, pencils with erasers, slinkys, rootbeer, the lightning rod, bigmac, ferris wheel, revolving doors, again I would list all the stuff Philadelphia has done but I don't want to spend two years on my computer typing it

5 Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

Most important historical state. America would be nothing without it.

I am biased because I live here but besides being the birthplace of the country it was the birthplace of the industrial revolution in this country. Then there's a whole list of first that happened here. This small state punches above it's weight in many areas.

This state has quite possibly the most important historic influence as well as an incredibly strong, in some cases the strongest, presence in the fields of education, medicine and science, finance, entrepreneurship, military, technology, and various industries. MA is also a leader in social movements towards a free-er America and is the home to several ideas that sparked social change, for example, being the first state to legalize gay marriage. We also have some of the strongest state pride (I am an example) and our leadership is strong, for example, Menino was the mayor of Boston for life and Walsh probably will be too. Great state and Go Sox!

To begin with, I'm a homer. I live in the Boston area. Few if any states can claim as many firsts as Massachusetts. Sure we have our problems but a short list would include, the first transatlantic phone call, the first use of anesthesia, basketball, volley ball, vulcanized rubber, first college, first public library, first constitution which the u.s. constitution is based, the industrial revolution...and oh yeah, the United States.

6 Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

Historically it's the most important state. Today, its critically important for a number of reasons, including almost all internet traffic travels through the state; it houses the Pentagon, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA, and many other government offices; Norfolk is the world's largest naval base and home to more than half of the U.S. carrier fleet; and it's the most beautiful state.

The Supreme court is located there and also the white house. Virginia should be at the top because it has better and most important facts.

American History People! - Read your HISTORY and CONSTITUTION

Beginning and end of the Civil War.

First English Colony

End of the Revolutionary war.

A capital of a country - (Richmond) for 4 years cough cough... Confederacy.

Without Virginia - No Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, Lee, I could go on but I'd be at this all day!

Would we even be a country without these men?

Naval Bases

Top 2 most wealthy counties in the country maybe even the world Loudoun, and Fairfax Counties.

Median income in Loudoun County per family is last I checked $120,000+
highest per family median income by county in U.S. - Take that Maryland!

With West Virginia which is slowly becoming "traditional Virginia" - Thanks NOVA!

I could include their history too, but I don't want to make the Virginia's too unbeatable compared to the lackluster Mississippian states that even think they could come close! - except you Massachusetts, ...more

Earliest permanent settlement in the New World, birthed the most presidents, and leads the nation in state independence with commonwealth laws and its influence in Washington.

7 Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

Thomas Edison (Electricity), The Wright Brothers (Flight), and Superman (Klark Kent)

I live in Ohio and it is perfect because I live in a nice neighborhood

It's just awesome, and so are the 7 presidents that came from there!

Produced the most steel, tires, glass, inventors, astronauts (as well as flight), presidents (7 presidents, tied with Virginia), important generals (Grant, Sheridan, Sherman).

8 Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

Florida takes old people and Yankees tired of the cold. Very important. - kakashiismyking

I think that Florida would be a pretty important state because many people go there and it has so many tourist attractions and it is probably pretty much a rich state and people totally love it and it seems like they do raise tons of money from business work.

Florida, the capital of the sun shine. Plenty of activities, best beaches in USA, cheaper boat prices to rent and to buy, great food (plenty of restaurants multicultural), great oranges, Orlando Disney, Cape Canaveral a must see place, Miami the greatest and most friendly city in US with its number one international ariport in the states and number one cruisses port on the planet, the gulf coast with the most relaxing beaches, and most lovely sunsets on the planet, lots and lots of water springs and camping sites, unnumbered diving activities, the great miami the third most populated area in US. The everglades national park with the slowest river on earth and the unique Florida panther that can be seen only here...Priceless state!

There are four major cities experiencing major job growth.

9 Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

I live in Illinois. Illinois is number one is selling our pumpkins, and we are not affected by things much. We hardly have any natural disasters and we are usually friendly. Plus, half of our food comes from hand grown farms. We have the freshest water, the most food, and we know how to survive.

5th or 6th largest population. Prominent in bringing about the nuclear age and leader in nuclear energy.

Birthplace of McDonalds Franchise.

4th largest producer of corn.

Illinois has produced some of the world most commonly used items out of the world fair, including the zipper!

Home to Chicago... America's third largest city.

10 Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

We're America in Miniature, diverse in every way, border the state capital, we have Baltimore, the Chesapeake bay, soooo much history, many famous people were born here, we're the richest state, The Star Spangled Banner was written here, and we have great scenery. MARYLAND RULES!

There is Washington D.C. So it should be the Most important. I saw the White House

Allow me to make a list of a few reasons why Maryland is so important.

-Maryland holds the record for the bloodiest one day battle on American soil, Antietam
-Maryland school systems are ranked some of the most successful in all of the united states.
-Maryland is the origin state of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, John Wilkes Booth, Spiro T. Agnew, John Hopkins, and more.
-Would have led to a likely movement of the country's capital if Maryland had seceded from the union during the Civil War.
-Has the highest median income of any American state.
-Was the origin state of the Star Spangled Banner.
-Allowed Abraham Lincoln to almost end slavery two years before it was legally stopped.

That's just a small list. There are plenty more details that could have been listed, but simply researching the eighth smallest state by land mass, you may find some interesting information about the place.

We are also the richest state in the united states

The Contenders

11 New Hampshire

Yeah right!

So relevant

12 Louisiana

Everyone knows Louisiana got cheated. If the Louisiana Territory was split into fourths, we'd be at LEAST the size of Pennsylvania.

We grow the cotton you all use to make the clothes your wearing right now

Louisiana is an important economic region not just for the South, but the entire Midwest. Owning the largest port complex in the hemisphere and having the pleasure of having all major American rail lines passing through New Orleans. Louisiana is also pleased to be the major terminus for bulk leaving U.S. farmlands and major bulk good entering the country and towards are industrial and agricultural heartland via the Mississippi River. This is also to mention that the state is a major producer of crude and refined oil and natural gaselection, partnering along with Texas our state fuels the rest of the country and will soon help to keep the lights on Europe with the first U.S. LNG export facility in Shreveport. Overall while we aren't the most important state we can definitely say that at least we're way ahead of Mississippi.

We are really unique and stand out above the rest.
We have cool history too.
I think Louisiana is the best state in the world.

13 Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

Mayo Clinic SAVED MY LIFE, the Mall Of America is the largest mall in America, should be number 1,and the iron and the farming, there's so much more.

Minnesota should definitely be near the top because of it iron production along with it being one of the most important agricultural states. It is also the foundation for the us health care industry with the Mayo Clinic and united health care. It has many more fortune five hundred companies then a state it’s size should and the Minneapolis area is the largest and most important city for hundreds of miles in every direction and the capital of the north.

Minnesota has Mayo Clinic and The biggest mall in the US! And it's 18? Everyone vote!

Minnesota grows a lot of corn and has the mall of America, I love Minnesota

14 Delaware Delaware is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region of the United States.

Haven't you heard of the Baltimore protests?

Actually, Washington D.C. is located on Maryland's soil.

The best state ever

Amazing state

15 Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

I got use to the heat later on and plus I love how wise the people are here "I said wise as they have a poor education system

Arizona is the most best state I’m living in my opinion YOU HAVE TO GET USE TO THE HEAT out of that it is butiful

Arizona is an amazing state, though (in my own opinion) way too hot!

16 Michigan

California can say they are the best and have valid arguments, but they lack something that they can't live without: fresh water. If the Western states were not able to mooch fresh water from Michigan (and they do, just ask anyone who owns waterfront property on the Great Lakes), then they would be in huge trouble. We also provide most of the nation's cereal (both Post and Kellogg's are headquartered in Battle Creek). It's also a little-known fact that next to California, Michigan produces the most diverse amount of agriculture. It produces more fruit than any other state. The Big Three car companies are all headquartered here as well. Not to mention the presence of the University of Michigan, which is a well-respected university worldwide, not just nationally. Plus, there is a ridiculous amount of natural resources in the Upper Peninsula that have hardly been touched. That's not even including the fact that Michigan built Chicago twice (get your act together Illinois) with its vast ...more

Does not make sense at all that Arizona, Delaware, Louisiana, New Hampshire and Minnesota are more important than MI.

Constantly underrated because of the stigma around Detroit. Never mind that this city was once one of the wealthiest in the world. The Detroit institute of Arts is also a national crown Jewel. But enough about Detroit, that is only one facet of this great state. This state is also home to the country's largest law school, Cooley Law School and two nationally recognized universities University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Then there is the true beauty of this land. Four out five of the Great Lakes surround these two peninsulas. With an unbelievable amount of sandy coastline. When so many states are suffering from water shortages this state is surrounded by one forth of the fresh water supplies in the world. No matter were you are located in this state you are never more than six miles from a body of water. Then there is the upper peninsula. This part of the state is virtually untouched. There is more residents in Ingham county (states capital Lansing) then there is in the ...more

Michigan is just amazing. We have a crappy government, but we have the most freshwater of any state, the second most amount of coast of any state, and one of the most diverse economies of any state.

17 Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

Some of the most important companies in the world are from washington, wuthout this state the economy might be even worse than now

I live in washington and I think it's a beautiful, amazing and a cool state

Has some of the biggest company's in the world like Microsoft.

With out Boing and Microsoft the world would be nothing.

18 Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

Last of the confederate states to fall, 4th us state, 13th and last colony (which was a war/buffer colony) Country, city, suburbs, 6th most important state in exports, highest migration rate of the south, top in business, chicken, watermelon, onions, peaches, peanuts, pecans, coca cola, worlds busiest airport, largest state east of Mississippi, largest aquarium, 2nd Hollywood, real southern hospitality, one of the most diverse states, exotic animals, we are the only fans of our sport teams because we don't just go for favorites or switch to top teams, Georgia pride

Olympics Hosts, Worlds Busiest Airport, Empire of the South

Home to one of the largest companies in the world:Coca Cola

There's a reason we were the only state on the east coast to host the olympics...
Atlanta is the gateway to the south
Most musical legends and athletes come out of here. Home of the DAB!

19 New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

Provides residency for two of the nations largest cities. The Port of Elizabeth, major railroad services, major highways, and one of the busiest airports (Newark) all converge in North Jersey. Culturally, NJ has produced incredible talents including Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Danny DeVito, Whitney Houston, and many countless others. Historically, NJ was an important battle ground during the Revolutionary War. Besides all the above, it's the most ethnically and culturally diverse epicenter in the US outside of NYC. It's the most densely populated state because people love it so much.

New Jersey is technically the backbone of New York in employment. NJ has a better education system and human development index than most of the nation which is a big plus too.

Best state in the world. Thomas Edison.

NJ is underrated. Yes, it's bad compared to other industrialized and northern states, but it's still more advanced than most of the country. - marmalade_skies

20 Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

The war stage of the Pacific, and an important stop for economic reasons.

Went through a lot in wwII

21 Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

Geographic diversity including some of the highest mountains in North America, presence of microclimates allowing a variety of economic and recreational activities at a given time, large area, greater than average population, relatively high GDP, a strong federal and military presence including the US Mint and US Air Force Academy, Cannabis Legalization, and a sweet flag. Too many reasons to mention.

My opinion on colorado is that the best time to go there is in the winter saying that I live in texas we don't get much snow here so I wouldn't mind going there every winter.

Home of the Air Force. Relatively safe from natural disasters.

Colorado is #1 and everybody knows it

22 Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

A beautiful state that contributes things such as Nike, also having historical importance with things such as the Oregon trail.

Beautiful nature and one of the cleanest greenest parts of the world!

Great state with lots of help and need and opportunities

This place is awesome

23 North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

One of the 13 OG colonies, planes were invented here, many military forts including Fort Bragg, U.S.S North Carolina, and much more.

All the military who fight in wars come from ft Bragg in north carolina

Contributed the most during WW2 by giving more textiles than any other state. North Carolina also has Fort Bragg.

North Carolina was the first state in the country to invent tar. Without tar we would not have gone to work with our favorite car. And north Carolina had a boat called the showboat and it was the most decorated battleship in world war 2.

24 Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

Massively important for the American tourism industry thanks to Las Vegas and Reno. Additionally, 78% of the US' gold is mined in Nevada; that's 5.4% of global gold production from one state! The Hoover Dam is also an important structure in Nevada, and let's not get started on Area 51

It's called the silver state for a reason - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

The California of the East

Underrated State - Oliversky

25 Iowa Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.

Iowa is important the state provides the U.S. with corn and it's nice a peaceful to me.

If your able to get a farm house in the country part of state it could feel like a luxury

Iowa is the leading producer of corn without it we wouldn't have to much corn

Iowa is so peaceful and is one of the most important food producing states

26 Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

Without Tennessee there would be no Texas because it would be apart of Mexico. We have had three presidents and we always lead in people who sign up for the military hence the reason why we are called "The Volunteer State". We also have Jack Daniel's Whiskey and we are the country music capital of the world. Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, BB King, Justin Timberlake, and Garth Brooks are all people who live in Tennessee.

We are definitely better than Maryland we have better schools and more presidents

Without Oakridge,TN we would not have been able to make the atomic bomb.

With low house prices, cheap land, and a growing economy, I think Tennessee may not be the most important state to the U.S., but historically and presently it has encouraged decisions by the government from the sidelines; it's a piece of the puzzle, but a good representation of the South. Crime rates are high in Tennessee, especially around Memphis, but so are Chicago’s, NYC’s, Los Angeles’, etc., pretty much any large city. But with the present economy, I think Tennesse is a better place to live in the South then several other states.

27 Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

Dairy, Cherries, waterparks, beer, not polluted awesome state to live in

In our state Wisconsin we could stop growing corn and producing cheese and milk. Keep up with that. Thousands of acres of corn that we really don't need to share

Our football team wins unlike in Minnesota

Makes most of the cheese and dairy products in the USA and makes a lot of food for the USA. If Tthe USA didn't have Wisconsin the USA would need a ton more imports from other country's.

28 Indiana

I live in Indiana. Indiana is a farming state and has cities like Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Indiana is famous for people like Ryan White and Larry Bird. I live in the country and there are good views of sunsets, sunrises, and double rainbows

Northwest Indiana provides steel. It's near Chicago and has great beaches along southern lake Michigan.

Indiana is VERY useful because of supplies and is midwest state, midwest states are very important. - IndianaFan

I used to live in indiana now I live in texas good times

29 South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

South Carolina should be higher than it is. We have very strategic areas such as the Charleston harbor we also export a lot of timber that is used for houses and furniture and we are rich in history and beauty.

SC ROCKS! (We have the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, The Alamo, and so much more)

SC has a history of being one off the richest states from exporting rice, indigo, and cotton all those years ago and I believe that the US would not be what it is today without it.

Are you kidding, just about last in everything, especially education, come on people SC should be at least 49th

30 Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Wyoming has most oil and coal and guns! You should thank for Wyoming! Also first state that allowed females to vote!

We produce the most coal and have the most guns per person

Wyoming has the best scenery anywhere, and is the least-changed by the hand of man.

The last bastion of pure American culture

31 Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

Beautiful landscape for forest, prairies, and rivers. St. Louis has lot of fun sights. The City Museum, Forest Park, Art Hill, and Sugar Fire Barbecue are amazing. Tourist are able to go to the top of the highest man-made monument in the western hemisphere overlooking the great Mississippi. Hannibal is also a cool place to take a steam boat ride and see Mark Twain's house. Also Missouri is the 7th largest producer of soybeans of the states, 3rd largest producer of Turkey of the states, and largest producer of lead of the states.

Best damn pool bars. Roadhouse. Swaying factors of rascism since Ferguson. Hail satan.

The longest river in the US, the St. Louis Cardinals (duh) Kansas City Royals, Branson, and a beautiful, St. Louis ( not including East St. Louis) and Missouri is the Gateway to the West!

Missouri has the Barnyard Smoakhouse YEEYEE BOYS THAT RIGHT THERE SAYS ENOUGH!

32 Connecticut

Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states. Also, it has rich history and legend. Just read the Charter Oak legend! Connecticut manufactured 4.1 percent of total U.S. military armaments produced during World War II, ranking ninth among the 48 states, with major factories including Colt for firearms, Pratt & Whitney for aircraft engines, Chance Vought for fighter planes, Hamilton Standard for propellers, and Electric Boat for submarines and PT boats. In Bridgeport, General Electric would produce a significant new weapon to counter opposing tanks: the bazooka. THEY CREATED THE BAZOOKA!

The USS Nautilus - the world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954. In 1705, copper was discovered in Simsbury. The Scoville Memorial Library is the United States oldest public library. Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764. Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948). The World Wrestling Federation or the WWF is headquartered in Stamford. PEZ® Candy is made in the city of Orange. Yale is the 5th best College (Ranked by Forbes). It also has produced the second most presidents. IT IS AWESOME!

Connecticut is a great state with plentiful resources and history!

American English is actually based off of CT!

33 Maine

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34 Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

Home to the worlds largest zoo, produces the most live stock in the US, also produces the most corn feed in the US. Host of the college world series. Has the most fortune 500 companies than any other states. Has the most billionaires per capita than any other state. It's the home and headquarters to the Union Pacific. Nebraska invented the Emergency 911 services we use nationwide. Nebraska also has invented laser technology that can craft tools in space for NASA. Nebraska also has the worlds largest aquafir and worlds largest animal fossils ever found. Nebraska also has the 2nd lowest unemployment rate. Nebraska is undeniablely important and powers the US financially and entertainmently.

Nebraska should be #1. It has all the food and meat. Also it has the largest and best zoo.

We have SAC so yeah... We got an air force...

35 New Mexico

I think this one should be a lot higher. We are the leading state that develops nuclear weapons

We got white sands...

I was born here hot and dangerouse

Indies

36 Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

National Parks and outdoors.

"Come to Zion, come to Zion! "

Utah is just plain awesome!

I'm not a Mormon. need I say more?

37 Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

Alabama is important because if iron

Historical things like MLK

38 Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

Largest Size, Smallest Population Density, Highest Suicide/Homicide Rate

its just so, classic! - Wobblygaming7

39 Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

Sunflowers are the only thing that would have to go back and I don't think that I have a great way of the day before I get a follow back on my way home from work to be the first one to compliment Kansas, and I was born in Kansas so I should know

Kansas produces over half of the entire nation's wheat. If you see bread in your supermarket, chances are it came in from Kansas. Texas and Kansas are huge in cattle trade and Kansas also is a major contender in corn.

You cannot believe Kansas. it is the most beautiful thing

Kansas is the most useless state

40 Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

Bluegrass Music, Kentucky Bourbon, Louisville Slugger, Abe Lincoln, the finest Throughbred Horses in the world and some of the most beautiful terrain in the lower 48. It's not the economic engine of the nation. But, The Bluegrass State punches way above its weight class in cultural contributions!

Du/de it does have rednecks but it still is the birthplace of America's greatest president Abe Lincoln and was discovered bye an amazing Explorer, Daniel Boone it is also 1 of the biggest farming state in America providing about 10

Bourbon, Banjos & Fried Chicken! How you gonna beat that Silicon Valley?

It is awesome

41 Oklahoma

Oklahoma is pretty much just an underrated twin of Texas with more culture and resistance towards the United States. So yes Texas is important, as well as California, and Nevada, and Washington. But Oklahoma is well up there and okc is a very important city of trade in the west. On top of that we are surrounded by Kansas peoples, druggies, and rednecks. So for our placement in the us and multiple industries, we are quite important, but not the most

Oklahoma is great

42 Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

It sucks I live in Forrest city isn't nothing natural about it. change the name to the pollution state, the deer have diseases theirs trash all over the place it stinks.

It is a very beautiful state with a lot of history behind it. When you drive down the road you can enjoy a beautiful scenery.

THIS IS THE WORST STATE IN THE US! Have you ever driven on roads in Arkansas? Horrible!

Arkansas is the best

43 Mississippi Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

Last stand of our constitution will take place in Mississippi. Will never bow down to socialism or any other ism. Takes pride in its rich history and sheds no tears for the past.

Great state good if you like the country!

Great place to live!

Rebels for life

44 Vermont

The apitity of all four seasons. Great sking in the Winter, crisp, beautiful Springs, Green Mountains to hike in the Summer and one of the world's best places to see the leaf change in the Fall. People from all over New England and New York go to Vermont to 'get away.'

45 Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña.

very much good

Yay

46 Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

We are what kickstarted the American Revolution by rebelling against the British first, as well as being the state with inspirational men such as Nathaniel Greene and Roger Williams. We even fought the Nazis off the coast of our own state during WWII.

We are the only place that makes nukes beside Connecticut. And many cars are imported here.

We have more history in our 50 miles than the entire West Ciast!

47 Idaho Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Idaho is one of the last states consisting of people of common sense.

Idaho is great for outdoor activities and has great potatoes

I've lived in idaho all my life, that's why it's so important. That and the potatoes.

Great state with all seasons and we have a huge agricultural economy.

48 West Virginia West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, ...read more.

Let's Go Mountaineers! Meth Capital of the U.S.!

Mother Nature at its finest!

Best state in the union. Friendly southern hospatality one of the few states becoming redder rather than bluer

MOUNTAIN MAMA

49 South Dakota

South Dakota is the better Dakota. East River is better than West River. One thing everyone in the state agrees on is that they wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

South Dakota is a major source for farming and poultry if we didn't have South Dakota, where would we get corn, meat, wheat and other crops?

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