Top Ten Most Important U.S. States
The Top Ten
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...
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.
California has everything and we don't depend on the federal government as much as other states do, Its on top of ny because it has more important cities than ny does and also has a larger size for expansion etc etc53 Comments
It is amazing
New York is Good, but it is not powerful as California
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 is a states that is greater because the state is home to Niagara Falls, 3 football teams, The greatest city in the country New york city, the best pizza in the country in buffalo and the capital is so prestigious to new york it pieces it together like glue.33 Comments
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
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
Texas has the third largest metropolitan area in the U.S. (Dallas-Fort Worth) and the fourth largest (Houston). We have NASA, the Alamo, and the most valuable sports franchise in the world (according to Forbes)... the Dallas Cowboys.
Addition: According to the 2018 estimates Houston may have traded places into 5th but it's not proven yet. - NovaNinja6435 Comments
So much history, so many firsts, and so many cool and interesting places to visit. How could Pennsylvania not be the most important state?
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.
Lonk is from Pennsylvania, therefore #1
This is the state where the Declaration of Independence was signed by the Founding Fathers. Here, in Philadelphia (4 July 1776).
*Pennsylvania is the only colony of the 13 colonies that wasn't coastal, but inland.
Its Americas Brains
Has a great history
Rich history, strong education, patriotic, humble and proud, with the city of champions.
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!23 Comments
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.
Virginia is better then any other 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?
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
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).20 Comments
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.
So many cities...
They take our old people14 Comments
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!6 Comments
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.
I live in MD, it’s a very important state
1) next to the nations capital
2) known as one of the first 13 colonies
3) many battles there that the US won
4) the crabs are to die for
5) Chesapeake and Annapolis Bay
6) where the Star Spangled Banner was made
7) one of the best school systems
8) if u go to Annapolis the Maryland state house has very attractive stuff that have to do with history ( all y’all history lovers come here)
9) the Annapolis tour guides show u all the beautiful and important stuff in Annapolis
10) US Naval Academy
Maryland > New York
We are also the richest state in the united states22 Comments
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
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.
Without Louisiana who knows if there could even be a United states. The state of Louisiana has the most important history. Like the Louisiana purchase. Louisiana is a huge part of history.8 Comments
Mayo Clinic and the Mall of America, need I say 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!9 Comments
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!
Actually, Washington D.C. is located on Maryland's soil.
Haven't you heard of the Baltimore protests?
The best state ever5 Comments
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
Michigan rocks. No cap, on God, one love all towards Michigan!
When the water runs out, you will want my lakes
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 ...more16 Comments
Future of the country, UNTIL becoming California 2.0
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.8 Comments
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!
Best state in the world. Thomas Edison.
New Jesery has a lot of good products and good economies. And I’m not trying to copy others but Newark International Airport is one of the busiest airports in America. Also, many important people were born in NJ
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.8 Comments
Air Force? NORAD? Denver International is one of the busiest airports in the nation. Colorado is a top destination for skiing and it provides some crops. CU and CSU are top universities in the nation. Colorado has the same GDP of Egypt.
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.3 Comments
This place is awesome
Great state with lots of help and need and opportunities
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!
The war stage of the Pacific, and an important stop for economic reasons.
Went through a lot in wwII
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.
North Carolina has invented tons of things that are popular today. Some examples include: Cheerwine, Pepsi, Harris Teeter, Krispy Kreme, Slim Jim, and Tobacco. We also were the first state visited by England therefore, if NC wasn't here, the country known as the United States wouldn't be here either. We also contributed some of the best soldiers in the Civil War, and a lot of soldiers in WW2. We are a home to an EXTREMELY large and important fort known as Fort Bragg. We were also a very large port state in the US and Wilmington was the key port city. North Carolina is also a very important state when it comes to trading goods and supplies. We were a key factor in the Civil War, We had Fort Fisher which was a fort allowing brigade runners in for the Confederacy. When it fell, the Civil War was pretty much over. It's also very cool to have both Mountains and Beach in our state, and a home to some of the best colleges and basketball teams in the US. Heck, we even have the Biltmore House ...more4 Comments
The California of the East
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
Iowa is so peaceful and is one of the most important food producing states
If your able to get a farm house in the country part of state it could feel like a luxury
Iowa is important the state provides the U.S. with corn and it's nice a peaceful to me.
Iowa is the leading producer of corn without it we wouldn't have to much corn6 Comments
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.
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
We are the dairy state
Our football team wins unlike in Minnesota6 Comments
Indiana the best
Indiana is VERY useful because of supplies and is midwest state, midwest states are very important. - IndianaFan
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.3 Comments
Wyoming has most oil and coal and guns! You should thank for Wyoming! Also first state that allowed females to vote!
The last bastion of pure American culture
"There's no place like Wyo."
We produce the most coal and have the most guns per person2 Comments
SC ROCKS! (We have the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, The Alamo, and so much more)
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 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 49th1 Comment
We have SAC so yeah... We got an air force...
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.
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!
Connecticut is a great state with plentiful resources and history!
American English is actually based off of CT!
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!
National Parks and outdoors.
"Come to Zion, come to Zion! "
Utah is just plain awesome!
I'm not a Mormon. need I say more?
Sweet Home Alabama. - MegadethFan07
Alabama is important because if iron
Historical things like MLK
I think this one should be a lot higher. We are the leading state that develops nuclear weapons
We got white sands...
Largest Size, Smallest Population Density, Highest Suicide/Homicide Rate
its just so, classic! - Wobblygaming7
Hello? Abe Lincoln. He stoped slavery which was one of the worst things are country did. If that isn’t so important I don’t know what is. We should at least be top 5.
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?2 Comments
Kansas is the most useless state
Most of that bread is from Kansas. The landscape here is beautiful.
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 know6 Comments
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
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 best1 Comment
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 place to live!
Rebels for life
Mississippi is the best! there I said it1 Comment
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
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.'
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?
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!
Idaho is super important
Great state with all seasons and we have a huge agricultural economy.
Boise is a young city that is growing both in size and in population (all the Californians a and Oregonians are moving here in vast numbers).
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