New Jersey became the third state to join the Union on December 18, 1787, thus making it one of the original Thirteen Colonies (thirteen original states). Being in the proximity to the state of New York, New Jersey may be one of the top ten smallest states but one of the most populous. Once the site of numerous critical battles during the heat of the American Revolution, New Jersey is one of the most industrial cities but with some of the nation’s famous parks (the Asbury Park’s for one). Buzz Aldrin, Bruce Springteen, Jon Bon Jovi and the “Ol’ Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra are just among the few famous people who have hailed from The Garden State. One of the prestigious Ivy League universities, Princeton, is also located in this state. The capital is Trenton and the largest city is Newark.
There is something more about New Jersey that teachers never taught you or heard often in the news. Learn about some of them in this wonderful gallery!