New York was the 11th state in the USA. it became a state on July 26, 1788. - State Capital is Albany. - Nickname is Empire State.
New York's official flag was adopted in 1901. - The flag has a deep blue background. - It pictures Liberty (she symbolizes freedom) and Justice (she symbolizes justice before the law). - Liberty is holding a pole with a liberty cap, and has a discarded crown at her feet (which represents freedom from Britain after the Revolutionary War). - Justice is blindfolded and is holding the scales of justice. - A shield between them pictures the sun, hills, and 2 boats sailing on the Hudson River. - Over the shield there is a globe and a bald eagle. - Under them all is a white, flowing ribbon that reads "EXCELSIOR."