Can you name all of the state capitals?

What’s the capital of Louisiana? If you said New Orleans, you’ll have to guess again! You might be surprised to learn how some states chose their capitals. For example, why isn’t New York City the state capital of New York? Some of these choices were based on politics. If you enjoy learning about American politics and government, check out our American Government course: POLS101

In the meantime, test your knowledge (and speed!)–try to name all 50 state capitals in 10 minutes! Click the image below to visit Mental Floss online:

 

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