The United States of America is made up of 50 individual states, each having its own state Constitution, government, and laws.
But together, these U.S. states make up one unified nation, with a federal Constitution and federal laws which supercede those of the states.
On the occasions where a conflict between a state law and the federal constitution arises, the issue is settled by the United States Supreme Court.
This federal-state relationship is unique to the United States, and is the backbone of the freedoms and rights that Americans enjoy today. Click on a state below for some interesting facts about it!
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