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New Jersey
Founded in
1664
by
Lord Berkley & Sir George Carteret
because
to settle in
History:
New Jersey's first residents were the Lenni Lenape Indians who inhabited the territory for over 10,000 years before the first European arrived on its shores.
New Jersey was the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and the first to ratify the Bill of Rights in 1789.
(..the Statue of Liberty's there, too.)