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Growth of the United States through History (animation)

My son was asking how we went from 13 colonies to 50 states in the United States. I described how the land was always here, but just divided and subdivided until we have the state borders we have today. I didn't do a great job. Then...

I ran across this very cool animation today and thought I'd share with you. I wish I knew who did it, because I'd like to give them credit.

Animated map of the growth of the United States:




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