Besides Vermont, Texas, and Hawaii, which states were sovereign countries before joining the US?
Am curious to know if other states were their own countries prior to being a state. This does not mean it belonged to another nation at one time, but in fact was it's own country in its entirety.
- No oneLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Vermont was never its own country. Where did you ever get that one??
- cruisingyetiLv 51 decade ago
Vermont 1777-1791 was such. Texas and Hawaii are also correct.
No others: New Mexico, Arizona and California were part of Mexico. Utah thought about doing such. Alaska was a territory of Imperial Russia.
However: all 13 Colonies were in fact independent sovereign states. Several that did not ratify the Constitution: Rhode Island and North Carolina.
Several states also made treaties with such as France, England addressed each state as a separate "nation".Source(s): Catechism of the Constitution of the United States: 1858 Cruger
- ShowtunesLv 61 decade ago
Key West seceeded and became the Conch Republic-no one cared though.
Hawii and Texas are the only ones I know of, most were colonies or territories.