Washington has some of the best views in the entire country, thanks to its mountains, ocean views, and pine forests. Bordering Canada, it has been a state since 1889 and is named in honor of the first President and founding father, George Washington. In fact, it is the only state that is directly named after one of the Presidents of the nation. It is also home to a volcano that devastated the state after its eruption in 1980, Mount St. Helens. It lies in a dormant state for now, but science has shown there has been some underground activity.

There are 39 total counties throughout the state of Washington. Some of the counties on the western side were actually created by Oregon governments, as the Washington Territory was not yet organized. There are five counties that were formed after the state was inducted, while the other 26 were created when it was still the Washington Territory.

The Washington Constitution helped to create the state government of Washington. With its three branches, it works the same as any other state government, as well as the federal one. Since the beginning of its state history, the government has worked to uphold the laws and make sure the state runs as it should.

The state’s Supreme Court is the highest court in the state and consists of one chief justice as well as eight justices, presiding over the Constitution and aiming to make the people safer. They are elected to six-year terms. As opposed to some states, justices of the Washington Supreme Court must retire at the end of the calendar year in which they turn 75. It has been found that this court’s rulings are the second most followed rulings around the country, except for those of the California Supreme Court.

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