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Watch the United States grow before your eyes
« on: March 30, 2014, 11:14:20 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/03/03/watch-the-united-states-grow-before-your-eyes/

Watch the United States grow before your eyes
BY REID WILSON
March 3 at 12:00 pm

On March 4, 1789, the U.S. Constitution took effect, forming a nation of 13 colonies and a whole heck of a lot of unorganized territory. On August 21, 1959, Congress admitted Hawaii as the 50th state. Now, a clever Reddit user, Anthony Vincent, on the subreddit appropriately dubbed Mapporn, has made this handy gif, using maps created by another cartographic expert, Andrew Leonard, of all the steps it took to get us from point A to point B:


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Re: Watch the United States grow before your eyes
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 11:25:39 AM »
Cool.....but why is it unsettling to watch 'poor' little Mexico get robbed of their land?   [/s]   




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Re: Watch the United States grow before your eyes
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 05:20:40 PM »
There is one glaring error.

Western New York was disputed territory right up to the War of 1812. This map has the state whole from the beginning.
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Re: Watch the United States grow before your eyes
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 02:42:29 PM »
Watch the United States Government grown 10 fold.   Don't blink, you'll miss it.
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