When did New Jersey become a state?

Answer New Jersey became a state on December 18, 1787. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. The state's first governor was William Livingston. Trenton became the state capital o... Read More »

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Is New Jersey a right-to-work state?

New Jersey is a "forced-unionism" state, not a "right-to-work" state. There are 22 "right-to-work" states and 28 "forced-unionism." Union dues can be forced upon employees in New Jersey, but they... Read More »

Why is New Jersey known as the Garden State?

New Jersey has been known as "the Garden State" since 1876. The term was popularized by Abraham Browning, who compared New Jersey to "an immense barrel, filled with good things to eat," according t... Read More »

Who named the state of New Jersey?

Sir John Berkley and Sir George Carteret named the state of New Jersey for the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel, where Carteret had been born. New Jersey ratified the Bill of Rights in 1789, a... Read More »

What is the meaning of the state name New Jersey?

New Jersey was given its name by James, the Duke of York (and brother to the British King Charles I). It was named after the British island of Jersey, which is in the English Channel.References:Enc... Read More »