Mississippi – 50 States – United States Geography / History
Mississippi became the 20th State of the Union on December 10, 1817. Jackson is the capital of Mississippi, as well as the largest metropolitan area.
Mississippi is named for the giant Mississippi River, which forms the state’s western border.
Our series of videos “Visit the 50 States,” gives you a little history and interesting facts about each state. For every state, you’ll learn when it entered the Union, what’s its motto, how did it get its nickname, and see what the flag, seal, and state capitol building all look like. We’ll find the state capital on the map! There’s also fun trivia – do you know the state tree, flower, and bird? Watch and find out!