Until Alabama became the 22nd state, this one was first alphabetically

Find out everything that you need to know about today’s Jeopardy episode, including the Final Jeopardy, clues and answers, and the contestants plus who won tonight!

CATEGORY: Alphabetical America

CLUE: Until Alabama became the 22nd state, this one was first alphabetically

ANSWER: Connecticut

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, 18 April 2024

Prior to Alabama’s admission to the Union on December 14, 1819, Connecticut occupied the premier position in the alphabetical listing of U.S. states. Connecticut, one of the original thirteen colonies, was formally admitted as a state in 1788. Its position at the forefront of the alphabetical order of states underscores its historical significance not only as an early member of the United States but also in terms of its contributions to the foundation and development of the country. As one of the smaller states, Connecticut played a notable role during the American Revolution and was known for the establishment of the Fundamental Orders in 1639, considered by some historians to be the first written constitution that established a representative government.

With Alabama’s statehood in 1819, the alphabetical dynamic shifted as it assumed the first position, relegating Connecticut to second in the list. Alabama’s entry into the Union was part of the expansive growth of the United States during the early 19th century, reflecting the ongoing westward migration and settlement. Alabama, named for the Alabama River by the European settlers, quickly grew in population and economic power due to its fertile lands and the establishment of cotton plantations, which were heavily dependent on slave labor. This period marked significant changes in the political, social, and economic landscape of the United States, illustrating how new states not only altered alphabetical orders but also brought about profound transformations in the Union’s demographic and economic structures.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Thursday, 18 April 2024

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Alison Betts
Originally San Jose, California
Writer & Creative Executive
5 Day Winnings of $121,500

Final Score: $2,500
Round 2 Score: $11,000
Round 1 Score: $5,000
Rob Blumenstein
Originally Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Final Score: $41
Round 2 Score: $9,600
Round 1 Score: $3,600
Marko Saric
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Math Professor

Winning Score: $3,799
Round 2 Score: $12,900
Round 1 Score: $4,400

Final Jeopardy Video – Thursday, 18 April 2024

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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