The 50 United States operate under one federal district and together span more than 3.5 million square miles. This collection fills in the blanks to reveal how each state's territory was determined and explores their individual natural environments, populations, politics, traditions, legends, and quirks. "The States": Tour America, state by state. This remarkable collection takes you on an unforgettable tour of our magnificent 50 states, highlighting what makes each one unique as well an integral part of the whole. Learn new factoids about each state's history, natural resources, geography and monuments as well as the truth behind the legends, including many facts that may surprise you. "How The States Got Their Shapes": There's a story behind every one of those crooked lines, odd extensions and panhandles. Go with Daily Show correspondent Brian Unger as he explores how struggles for independence, internal conflicts over states rights and slavery, westward expansion, and the control of natural resources played a role in determining borders. Unger makes irreverent observations about how we think, speak and act, and reveals their surprising connections to geography. Feature-length History (TM) Special "How The States Got Their Shapes" which launched the series.
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