Why North Dakota Wasn't Technically a State Until 2012

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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as InterestingVit më parë

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    2 muaj më parë


  • The Shamanite

    The Shamanite

    6 muaj më parë

    I knew that they have high drinking rates and that there's nothing much else to do there. They also have Fargo, which should be a part of Minnesota just based on association.

  • Hüseyin Koçak

    Hüseyin Koçak

    7 muaj më parë

    Pretty sure Turkey is real

  • VikingMale


    7 muaj më parë


  • David Caudill

    David Caudill

    7 muaj më parë

    You know the ending of your videos are always the most stupidest out there how you try to make the most stupidest comparison really somebody back in 1890 permelia with some futuristic technology didn't even exist and if you're going to make a video on North Dakota do your homework on the state obviously you haven't done anythingyears of living in North Dakota find very offensive you stupid idiot

  • Alaskaball
    Alaskaball19 orë më parë

    I live in nd in irl and it’s a wasteland

  • Phoenix
    Phoenix22 orë më parë

    Too many democrats is right

  • Declare Independence
    Declare IndependenceDitë më parë

    Your segways into skill share are always on point!

  • LeoVomend
    LeoVomend2 ditë më parë

    united states is the fakest country

  • Ross Parlette
    Ross Parlette4 ditë më parë

    But did the several officials of North Dakota actually take these oaths before their own state constitution required them to do so?

  • A
    A8 ditë më parë

    Disproving the hypothesis in this video that nuanced discussion can't happen in ALthe comments (Expert Mode): Donald Trump should be impeached and convicted. If he's not, Presidents will continue to further erode norms. I didn't like it when Obama used executive actions all the time, I don't like it here, and there are a million other norms he's broken, most egregiously claiming that an election was stolen despite presenting 0 evidence that has been admissible even in very conservative courts. Counter point? Remember, we have to be *nuanced* or we all lose!

  • The Chicago gamer
    The Chicago gamer8 ditë më parë

    Forcing people to root for the Dallas Cowboys is a violation of human rights

  • SpicyRice919
    SpicyRice91914 ditë më parë

    I guess the world really did end in 2012...

  • Dr. Rank
    Dr. Rank15 ditë më parë

    All I know about ND is there's a town or city called Minot, and Larry the Cucumber once used that fact to insult South Dakota. BTW, he was immediately scolded for it and ultimately apologised.

  • Tukan Indus
    Tukan Indus18 ditë më parë

    Are you a serb?

  • Myrtle Gibson
    Myrtle Gibson18 ditë më parë

    The romantic insect bioinformatically rescue because pheasant concretely wonder per a ad squid. coherent, rhetorical hexagon

  • Stazi Belvin
    Stazi Belvin19 ditë më parë

    Everyone in Texas should root for the cowboys tho. 🤠🏈

  • Aneeq300
    Aneeq30019 ditë më parë

    As long as it had a license plate before 2012 it’s all good. It’s been a state🤣

  • లిఖిత్ సొలస
    లిఖిత్ సొలస22 ditë më parë

    Everyone else: *argues about repugnant* Me: *thinks* Goku: What's repugnant mean?

  • Alaskaball
    Alaskaball22 ditë më parë

    does that mean that I wasn’t a us citizen unitil 2012

  • Lavinia McNamara
    Lavinia McNamara23 ditë më parë

    The Texas one was basicly realistic anyway and not in law

  • TGAwesomeGuy
    TGAwesomeGuy23 ditë më parë

    Everyone making fun of the dakotas I want you to know: YA ARENT GONNA EAT WHEAT WITHOUT THE DAKOTAS!

  • TGAwesomeGuy


    14 ditë më parë

    @Emma Creswell lol

  • Emma Creswell

    Emma Creswell

    14 ditë më parë

    I grant the permissions to make fun of South Dakota

  • Laurie G
    Laurie G23 ditë më parë

    I wanna start a debate. Which do you like better? Dogs 🐩 or cats 🐈‍⬛?

  • William Fuchs
    William Fuchs24 ditë më parë

    South decanada

  • Ash-y
    Ash-y26 ditë më parë

    You're telling me I'm 294 years older than that state?

  • Richard Beckenbaugh
    Richard Beckenbaugh26 ditë më parë

    Washington State is still governed as if it were a territory. We have the regulatory code of Washington. We do not have laws, we have regulations. The legislature passes a bill, then a regulation is written. Sometimes, the regulation bears no resemblance to the bill that was passed. You also do not necessarily have the right to a fair trial in Washington. Because a defendant has broken a regulation and not a law, in some cases there has been no effort to provide a fair trial and the state supreme court upheld this. Defendants right to self defense have been revoked by judges for breaking "regulations". The governer has the right to "revoke" any regulation at any time. The federal courts have also upheld this, saying no to appeals of regulations. Not many people, including judges and lawyers in the state, are really aware of how deep this goes. It's only when the system goes off the rails that anyone finds out how the system really works.

  • Jessica Minnen
    Jessica Minnen28 ditë më parë

    oh man that taco bell burn

  • TryHard FinessedYou
    TryHard FinessedYouMuaj më parë

    2:40 Not too much, just laughably wrong bruv.

  • FromTheSTL24
    FromTheSTL24Muaj më parë

    Imagine being a North Dakota historian

  • FromTheSTL24
    FromTheSTL24Muaj më parë

    Imagine being a North Dakota historian

  • Aqua Ox
    Aqua OxMuaj më parë

    And to think, all along we thought it was Wyoming...

  • Peter
    PeterMuaj më parë


  • FlowerToFlour
    FlowerToFlourMuaj më parë

    Insane segway

  • Darth Killhoon
    Darth KillhoonMuaj më parë

    So I was actually born and raised in a territory until I was 11, well this is ackward

  • Professor Dogwood
    Professor DogwoodMuaj më parë

    "shall" sometimes means shall not.

  • nunya biznez
    nunya biznezMuaj më parë

    Violating a part of the constitution does not negate one's status in any way. I don't automatically stop being a person if I refuse to let someone speak their mind. I could be sued. But I won't cease to exist. False logic is being applied by this video maker. Therefore this is a non issue and watching any more of this video is a waste of time.

  • SaVaGe_WndrBread
    SaVaGe_WndrBreadMuaj më parë

    If North Dakota actually wasn’t a state, gore would’ve won in 2000

  • Banton Carols
    Banton CarolsMuaj më parë

    Please shut up dude

  • Dakota Gayhart
    Dakota GayhartMuaj më parë

    Everyone, the 51st state mystery is solved.

  • Grumpy Llama
    Grumpy LlamaMuaj më parë

    I wasn't technically a llama until I got my DNA tested. We thought my dad was a donkey.

  • Lucky Joestar
    Lucky JoestarMuaj më parë

    It’s one of the states which still has ICBMs.

  • Wan Luqman
    Wan LuqmanMuaj më parë

    And yet, Washington DC and Puerto Rico are nowhere near to becoming states

  • MonkeyJedi99
    MonkeyJedi99Muaj më parë

    Meh, I only sort of live in a state. Mine is called a Commonwealth, but it is a label that makes no legal difference.

  • Hank Williams
    Hank WilliamsMuaj më parë

    Legislature (Ledgislayture) Legislator (Ledgislaytor).

  • Gustaf Habram
    Gustaf HabramMuaj më parë

    There is something deeply poetic and somewhat heart-rending about stock videos. Like the guy at 1:46, constantly being in an antithetical state towards whatever the youtuber in question has set him to argue about.

  • Roseller Simbulan
    Roseller SimbulanMuaj më parë

    Ignoring it completely, so funnyyyyyyyy

  • Zach Wallis
    Zach WallisMuaj më parë

    Am I drunk or does Sam sound different? Did his voice finally break?

  • C.R.U. Rayality #Foundational Negro
    C.R.U. Rayality #Foundational NegroMuaj më parë

    Your first view was of Moorhead, MN... just across the river from Fargo ND

  • Hugh Mungus
    Hugh MungusMuaj më parë

    There are some broader implications to this whole question. If North Dakota wasn't technically a state, it didn't have the power to elect people to congress. Were there any acts of Congress that might conceivably be reversed because the House or Senate representatives for North Dakota voted for it in a very close vote where the measure might have been defeated if there North Dakotans hadn't voted for it and had their votes accepted? Close votes happen regularly so it seems to me that significant legislation might actually have to be annulled because it illegitimately got passed because of North Dakotan votes. What if that vote were for a Supreme Court justice? Would any laws that justice voted narrowly to uphold also be invalidated? And so on and so forth.

  • The Duchess of Hazel Dell
    The Duchess of Hazel DellMuaj më parë

    32,000 people were like, "naw, it's cool."

  • Robert Meyman
    Robert MeymanMuaj më parë

    Yay! That means I never lived there!

  • Steve V
    Steve VMuaj më parë

    As a child, I was told that if ND were to secede it would be the third largest nuclear power in the world.

  • Tim Boatfield
    Tim BoatfieldMuaj më parë

    *Repugnant is a legal word means 'Logically inconsistent' NOT something that will make you feel sick, although that may also be true.*

  • Thee ObamaTM
    Thee ObamaTMMuaj më parë

    this video has more views than the population of north dakota

  • Marius
    Marius2 muaj më parë

    Is it me or is this video not funny at all?

  • Portaller
    Portaller2 muaj më parë

    President Harrison proclaimed that the requirements set by Congress for the admission of North Dakota had been met and formally admitted North Dakota as a state on November 2nd, 1889, and Congress did not object and seated North Dakota's federal representatives, making the argument that they somehow didn't meet the Congressional requirements because of this clerical error plainly false. If Congress felt that there was some error in North Dakota's constitution preventing it from meeting its requirements under the Enabling Act, they would have acted then.

  • __init__
    __init__2 muaj më parë

    can we talk about how horrendously awful north dakota's flag is

  • Itssupercalafrajilisticgetsmealidocious trysaythat
    Itssupercalafrajilisticgetsmealidocious trysaythat2 muaj më parë

    Why do yall have 2 Dakota why not 4 north east Dakota south east dakota south west dakota and north west dakota so u can have 2 4 corners

  • Jeffrey Baldwin
    Jeffrey Baldwin2 muaj më parë

    Then how come they had electoral votes before then?

  • raedwulf61
    raedwulf612 muaj më parë

    And the capital is named after a great German leader. Not you know who, despite what Homer Simpson thinks.

  • Keith Lowe
    Keith Lowe2 muaj më parë

    4:20 Gotta love his definition of 'repugnant' !! Taco Bell = repugnant ! Or, as I sometimes call it... " Taco 'Hell' " !

  • Ajay the Virginia Opossum
    Ajay the Virginia Opossum2 muaj më parë

    You're mum 😎

  • Kilgorio
    Kilgorio2 muaj më parë


  • Encryptic Fishy
    Encryptic Fishy2 muaj më parë

    This stock footage is so shitty like not in a corny funny way just a shitty cheap video way

  • SandyxBibi
    SandyxBibi2 muaj më parë

    Imagine getting a video on your state/country

  • alveolate hermeneutist
    alveolate hermeneutist2 muaj më parë

    and all this time... puerto rico couldn't vote.

  • I like lamps
    I like lamps2 muaj më parë

    And Wyoming still doesn’t exist crazy world will live in

  • Klaus Maerz
    Klaus Maerz2 muaj më parë

    Why didn't South Dakota have this problem?

  • Miguel Feliz
    Miguel Feliz2 muaj më parë

    Sheen was low-key right and we laughed at him

  • john tucker
    john tucker2 muaj më parë

    Come on now.....have you actually ever been there? Have you actually ever met anyone who is from there? The truth is that there was a hole in the map created by diverging meridians on a flat piece of paper so the mapmakers just invented it to fill the hole v......

  • Egoponte
    Egoponte2 muaj më parë

    Stupid auto cat rectal

  • Harrison Krank
    Harrison Krank2 muaj më parë

    Very first clip was a shot of moorhead mn

  • Ananya Iyer
    Ananya Iyer2 muaj më parë

    So, technically, Monica should have been the winner of Chandler's dumb States game.

  • MisterJackTheAttack
    MisterJackTheAttack2 muaj më parë

    I feel like this is one of those "if it walks like a duck" situations. North Dakota acted and was treated like a state, and therefore was, for all intents and purposes, a state. Calling it not a state is just people mucking about in definitions.

  • Wee Pat
    Wee Pat2 muaj më parë

    My home county has well over 4 times the population of North Dakota, and a much higher GDB, I think we should be made a state immediately.

  • tags NOLA
    tags NOLA2 muaj më parë

    "Repugnant" to the Constitution would mean the the ND Constitution *prohibited* the Federal Constitutional requirement of the oath to support and defend it. That was never the case. "Repugnant - incompatible with, in conflict with." Only had the ND State Constitution *prohibited* the Federal Constitutionally required oath could the ND State Constitution be said to have be repugnant to terms of the Federal Constitution.

  • Galavant
    Galavant2 muaj më parë

    Finally a state even more ignored and less interesting then Missouri

  • Teacup


    2 muaj më parë


  • Eric Huxel
    Eric Huxel2 muaj më parë

    Why did you use interior shots of the Oregon state capital when you are talking about North Dakota?

  • Teacup


    2 muaj më parë


  • dlwatib
    dlwatib2 muaj më parë

    OK. You won with your clickbait title. I watched your video. But it's still a clickbait title so you get a thumbs down. It's an open (and now moot) legal question whether or not North Dakota was a state before 2012. It depends on your definition of repugnant. In the grand scheme of things, omitting from the state constitution the requirement for officeholders to take an oath of office doesn't rate very high on most people's repugnance scale. Seems more like an oversight than anything else. Nobody in the USA has ever been prosecuted or punished for violating their oath of office to uphold the US constitution, therefore it's entirely ceremonial. North Dakota survived ostensibly as a state from its founding in 1889 until 2012 with no major scandals involving any state officeholder abusing their office in any way repugnant to the US constitution... despite the lack of a requirement for an oath to prevent the same.

  • Akeem Freeman
    Akeem Freeman2 muaj më parë

    I'm pretty sure Texas constitution requires you to be a Dallas Cowboys fan 3:24

  • Dr.Ross Geller
    Dr.Ross Geller2 muaj më parë

    Wrong, North Dakota was made up by the government to distract us from aliens

  • sarazanmai supremacy
    sarazanmai supremacy2 muaj më parë

    some say it still doesn't

  • 1L6E6VHF
    1L6E6VHF2 muaj më parë

    Ohio had a similar situation. When they were starting to make arrangements for their sesquicentennial (150th birthday) celebration, they discovered that some of the steps to statehood were not fully executed, though they operated as if they were a state, they had technically still been a part of Pennsylvania! In 1953, President Eisenhower signed a new bill, making Ohio indisputably a U.S. State.

  • Blake PeanutBudderMan
    Blake PeanutBudderMan2 muaj më parë

    I was born in North Dakota. If it wasn't a state until 2012, then was I born in a territory and not a state?

  • Teacup


    2 muaj më parë


  • Barak Dosunmu
    Barak Dosunmu2 muaj më parë

    All of the 896 people living in North Dakota: Dislike

  • The Neighborhood Grower
    The Neighborhood Grower2 muaj më parë

    I live in North Dakota.don’t tell people to forget about us :(

  • Mrqwerty2109
    Mrqwerty21092 muaj më parë

    This is a ridiculous video. Unsubscribed

  • Ender Boy18
    Ender Boy183 muaj më parë

    5:00 who were the 32,000 people that said “nah, let’s not become a state”

  • TLHH 3101 E
    TLHH 3101 E3 muaj më parë


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    TLHH 3101 E3 muaj më parë

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  • Miscy Stoat
    Miscy Stoat3 muaj më parë

    North Dakota, however, has never handled Covid properly

  • Raina Lane
    Raina Lane3 muaj më parë

    North Dakota is where all the missile silos are at isn’t it ? And the constitution is basically draft by a bunch of farmer and business man isn’t it ?

  • The Changerang
    The Changerang3 muaj më parë

    North Dakota? Huh, I thought that was just a myth 😂

  • 0MindSwept0
    0MindSwept03 muaj më parë

    1:25 and that's why I disabled auto incorrect (and any phone that would change something after you send it is absolute bull crap[ple]..) 4:18 hey! I like Taco Bell! (Tho granted it depends where you get it and who made it, even within the same location can vary greatly depending weather the one making the burrito gets two chapsticks or not..)

  • Teejster1
    Teejster13 muaj më parë

    Imagine my suprise when I found out for 10 years of my life my birth state technically didn't exist. *Does that mean I'm still 8?*

  • TGAwesomeGuy


    23 ditë më parë


  • toast
    toast3 muaj më parë

    "Where are you from?" "North Dakota." "Cool, you live in the US!" "No, North Dakota." "But North Dakota is in th-" *"DID I STUTTER?"*

  • Thefootieworld
    Thefootieworld3 muaj më parë

    I’ve never heard of North Dakota lmao

  • 2000 denes
    2000 denes3 muaj më parë

    Wait, so until 2012 the usa didn’t have 50 states, right?

  • ConA1
    ConA13 muaj më parë

    Still doesn’t exist

  • H3R08R1N3 _
    H3R08R1N3 _3 muaj më parë

    ‘Stupid auto cat rectal’

  • Ethan Fairweather
    Ethan Fairweather3 muaj më parë

    Interesting but that’s about it. Not interested in debating the topic. I’ve got better things to do with my imagination.

  • QemeH
    QemeH4 muaj më parë

    The most interesting fact about North Dakota to me is that any resident is legally worth about 2.9 Florida residents - at least when it comes to presidential elections.

  • PirateDragonTurtle
    PirateDragonTurtle4 muaj më parë

    gonna be honest I forget North Dakota exists all the time. You could merge north & south dakota and I would have no idea for years. Even finding out that it's not called Mega-kota would have no affect other than a "hey thats a cool name"

  • DoctorX17
    DoctorX174 muaj më parë

    RIP big battery, you died for science

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