Or I would reword my phrase to not mention a number because I just was not sure anymore. I am US History teacher in the US and my American students often mistakenly think there are 51 or 52 states at which I just shake my head and say,”kids today.” I think it’s because there was a lot of talk about Puerto Rico becoming a state, which would have been the 51st… I remember arguing with our teacher over the number because I had been taught that there was fifty until that point. The distinctive West Front (back) of Monticello is actually the better known view of Jefferson's home.Photography is not allowed inside the living quarters of the house, which includes skylights that Jefferson designed.
My experience doesnt involve a memory as much as a strange coincidence.
Many people recall the United States including 51 or 52 states, not 50.
The interesting point is that the memories are fairly consistent, and include Puerto Rico as a state.
For years I firmly believed there to be 52 states in America.
Quite a shock when I found out there was only 50, After this, I must have asked 25-30 people (in Europe, as I’m Irish), literally everbody I met, how many states in America. After I said there was 50, their reaction remained ‘oh yea.