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WASHINGTON, July 20, 1998 –  

 What is the oldest state constitution still in effect?

 Massachusetts, since 1780

 

 Who was the first secretary of state to later become president?

 Thomas Jefferson

 (He was Washington's secretary of state)

 

 How large is Alaska, relative to the continental United States?

 It is one-fifth the size

 (570,374 sq. mi.)

 

 Who was the first president born west of the Mississippi?

 Herbert Hoover

 (Iowa, Aug. 10, 1874)

 

 What state has the most state parks?

 Oregon, 240

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