Trivia Crack Answer: California
About the most populated state in the U.S.
California is the most populated state in the United States. One of eight people living in the U.S. live in California. California is the third largest state in size. Alaska and Texas are larger than California. 8 of the 50 largest cities belong to California. California has one of the most interesting histories in the U.S. Originally home to as many as 70 Native American nation’s, Spanish, English and Filipino explorers all explored and laid claim to parts of California in the 16th century. Eventually, the Spanish would take control of California with the help of many missionaries. When Mexico declared independence in 1821, California was considered a part of Mexico. IN 1836, California declared themselves the Republic of California, wholly self-sufficient. However, in 1847, California would become a part of the U.S. after the Mexican-American war. The Gold Rush of 1849 was a huge part of how California became the most populated state in the U.S. As European immigrants rushed to California, many of the Native American population died. The Native Americans were forced out of their land, and many died of diseases like smallpox. Many regard this period as a genocide against Native Americans. People continued to migrate to California in the 1900s with the aid of new transcontinental highways like Route 66. This period was when California officially become the most populated state in the U.S.