Who were the first citizens of Delware? Why is Delaware called the "First State?" During the Civil War, was Delaware a free state or slave state? What does the name Du Pont mean to you?You can learn the answers to many interesting and important questions like these in Delaware, the First State. Discover what every-day life was like in Delaware's first three centuries. Learn how schooling was different 200 years ago, how wars have changed Delaware society and how improved methods of transportation have transformed business. Also, see how our political system has changed over the years, yet remained faithful to the original principles of democracy as outlined in our ConstitutionHoffecker, Carol E. is the author of 'Delaware The First State', published 1998 under ISBN 9780970580405 and ISBN 0970580401.