Arizona is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. Arizona was the 48th and the last of the contiguous states, admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912, the 50th anniversary of Arizona's recognition as a territory of the United States. Arizona is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, but the high country in the north features pine forests and mountain ranges with cooler weather than the lower deserts.
While the Confederacy achieved independence several months later, they were unable to gain a military toehold in the territory, so it remained part of the Territory of New Mexico, which later became a State.
In 1941, Confederate President Jake Featherston harkened back to the aborted Arizona as a "Confederate" territory in his call for war against the US.