Technically there were no states when our country began. It took time to build.
We began as 13 colonies when we declared our independence on July 4, 1776.
The US was recognized as a country on September 3, 1783.
Search Wikipedia with this: List of U.S. states by date of statehood.
You see that the states wern't actually admitted all at once but that all 50 states have been admitted one-by-one over time.
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