1. New Jersey is the only state in the nation where elected county officials are called "Freeholders", governing each county as part of its own Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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2. New Jersey lies completely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia and was the second-wealthiest US state by median household income as of 2017.
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5. New Jersey was an important state during the Revolutionary War because of its location near the center of the thirteen colonies and between New York City and Philadelphia.
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7. New Jersey was a center of shipbuilding and manufacturing during World War I Existing factories such as the Singer Company in Elizabeth, New Jersey were converted to making weapon parts.
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8. New Jersey was the last northern state to abolish slavery completely, and by the close of the Civil War, about a dozen African-Americans in New Jersey were still apprenticed freedmen.
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10. New Jersey currently has four major league teams based in the state, although only one, the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, bears the state's name.
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12. Thus, the last year when New Jersey elected a Governor was 2017; the next gubernatorial election will occur in 2021.
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19. In 2000, New Jersey surpassed Connecticut as the state with the highest per capita income.
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20. New Jersey suffered through unemployment and economic hardship during the Great Depression.
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24. New Jersey has a 130-mile coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
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26. New Jersey has several world class golf courses, including Baltusrol, the site of seven US Opens and the 2005 PGA Championship.
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36. In 1993, New Jersey elected its first woman as governor, Republican Christine Todd Whitman.
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42. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
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43. New Jersey sends 12 representatives and 2 senators to the US Congress and has 14 electoral votes.
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44. New Jersey is linked to Delaware and Pennsylvania by many bridges across the Delaware River.
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48. New Jersey has several world-class golf courses, including Baltusrol, the site of seven US Opens and the 2005 PGA Championship.
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50. New Jersey hosts the Liberty Science Center with ferry rides to the Statue of Liberty.
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55. In the fiscal year 2007 federal budget, New Jersey was slated to receive: $110.5 million in State Children's Health Insurance Program funds to help the state provide health coverage to low-income, uninsured children who do not qualify for Medicaid.
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65. In 1993, New Jersey elected its first woman as governor, Republican Christine Todd Whitman; she was reelected in 1997.
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71. New Jersey would be the third state to join the United States of America and the first to approve the Bill of Rights.
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72. New Jersey took part in the American Revolutionary War, and was a scene of battles.
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76. New Jersey is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
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83. New Jersey has continued to attract many industries, especially corporate headquarters from New York City, largely through its greater space, better transportation, and favourable tax rates.
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92. New Jersey had no Lieutenant Governor position at the time, leaving a vacancy in the office.
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96. New Jersey was one of the original thirteen colonies that joined in the struggle for independence from Great Britain.
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97. Part of southwestern New Jersey was settled by the Swedes by the mid-17th century.
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98. New Jersey became one of the Thirteen Colonies which broke away from Britain in the American Revolution, adopting the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
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100. New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railways in the United States.
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