A capital city of a state is specified by laws and this location serves as the meeting place and offices for the central government of that state. The capital city also houses most of the leaders of the State. State capitals were not necessarily the largest city located within a state. They also are not necessarily the economic hubs of the state. For the most part, capital cities were chosen primary on ease to travel to for all members of the state. They are mostly located in central portions of the State, but this is not always true. Each state has its own history and rationale for choosing a specific site. In recent polls even State residents are not sure of the capital city of their state. A recent random poll found that twenty-seven percent of the adults the called in New York State could not identify the State capital city as Albany, even when given only three choices.
These worksheets will help students learn to identify the capital cities of each state. The worksheets can reinforce what students have learned in school. It is often extremely helpful to have students handwrite their own flashcards with the name of the State, on one side and the Capital City for it on the other side. While many people are trending towards using online and app based flashcards, it is hard to beat good old pen and paper for results. As you scroll down you will also find geography-based worksheets which can help you put a face on the cities themselves.