On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. Being named the “First State,” Delaware prides itself because of this rich history. The state was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, but was colonized by Dutch traders. Although small in size, with only three counties in the state, Delaware has plenty to boast about. In the capital city of Dover, you will find Dover Air Force Base, which is one of the largest in the country. Healthcare, banking, education, and government make up a large piece of the employment pie in the state. Delaware also draws in tourists who come to stay at their pristine beaches. Rehoboth Beach was designated one of the top beaches for families by Family Vacation Critic. Art and culture are also important in this diminutive state, so there is plenty to discover as either a tourist or a local.