HISTORY Lists

Category: U.S. States

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

8 National Anthem Backstories

Find out more about the genesis of eight of the world’s most famous national hymns.

5 Would-Be U.S. States

5 Would-Be U.S. States

From Franklin to Absaroka, a number of upstart territories just missed out on statehood at various points in U.S. history.