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We are so familiar with the map of United States, but do we know why our states look the way they do? Every line on the U.S. map tells a great story: California’s border was bent to claw onto lucrative gold deposits; Oklahoma's panhandle reflects a shifting national barometer for legal slavery; and Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia's shared border traces the scar of a meteor impact. HOW THE STATES GOT THEIR SHAPES reveals the larger story of what makes America unique: a range of natural resources, a history of social experimentation and a thriving democracy.
BONUS FEATURES: Feature-length HISTORY Special How The States Got Their Shapes
DISC 1: A River Runs Through It / The Great Plains, Trains, & Automobiles / Force of Nature / State of Rebellion
DISC 2: Living on the Edge / Use it Or Lose It / Church and States / A Boom With A View
DISC 3: Culture Clash / Mouthing Off
DISC 4: Bonus Special: How the States Got Their Shapes