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The United States

One of our first jobs is to see how many of the 50 states you can name is a short period of time. 

You are expected to use at least two partners and add the list to your notebooks. 
Likely a quiz will follow with-in two lessons.

Next we'll divide the states into about six categories: 

The original 13 Colonies +2.        
Georgia, North & South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
+ Vermont & Maine

The Old Northwest/South West Territory

Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota 

Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi 

Louisiana Purchase   

The Louisiana territory encompassed all or part of 15 present U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. 

All of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska; 

Parts of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota; New Mexico; Texas; Montana, Wyoming, Louisiana and Colorado 

Two small portions of land that would become part of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

All this for a little less than 4 cents an acre.

Stuff we took from Mexico and Spain

Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona 
In theory Washington and Oregon, Idaho but these were claimed at various times by the United States, England, France, Russia, Mexico - not to mention the local Amer-Indians.

The cheapest land ... Ever         

Alaska (2 cents per acre)

Two Republics & a Kingdom

California (Great Bear Republic)
Texas (Republic of Texas)
Hawaii (The Kingdom of)

Places that might be / might have been come states (maybe, in your dreams)

Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Mariana Islands, New York City, Washington D.C., Quebec, Vancouver, Sonora, Chihuahua, Baja California, Greenland, Cuba, Nicaragua, Samoa, Phillipines 

Subpages (1): 13 Original Colonies
William Malin,
Sep 3, 2014, 3:54 PM