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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 shape on the map tells a great story about our past. Why is California bent? To cling on to gold. Why does Oklahoma have a panhandle? Because of shifting borders for slavery. Why does Missouri have a boot? Because of a massive earthquake. This special examines how every state is a puzzle piece ultimately revealing the unique geography, political and social history of America.

We take the shapes of our states for granted, but the map of America could have looked different. Ever heard of Chicago, Wisconsin? Why is Texas so big that you’d better not mess with it? And what ever happened to the state of Jefferson?

When the founding fathers drew the first map of America, they confronted many of the same challenges that unite and divide us today. HOW THE STATES GOT THEIR SHAPES, the hit series from HISTORY explores how our borders evolved!