How the States Got Their ShapesHDClosed Captioning
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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.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA River Runs Through It||How water has literally shaped the States. The surprising history hidden in the blue, squiggly lines||41:40||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Great Plains, Trains, & Automobiles||The history of transportation hidden in the lines of the map. From canals to trains and cars, how||43:08||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoForce of Nature||How massive geological events helped create the American map. Long before the Founding Fathers drew||41:51||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoState of Rebellion||How did the most rebellious states took shape? How did they earn their outsized features and||41:35||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLiving On the Edge||What secrets are hiding in our map? What's behind the "blank spots" like Area 51? What possessed the||41:07||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUse It or Lose It||If you thought our borders were set in stone, you'd be wrong. Who stole a corner of Washington, DC?||40:42||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoChurch and States||Ever since the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower, what we believe and how we believe has shaped the||42:05||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Boom With a View||Did money make our map? Through boom and through bust, the sweet smell of profit has drawn and||41:17||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCulture Clash||Will rivalries within our states break them into pieces? Cultures compete against each other all||42:13||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMouthing Off||We all live in the same country, so why do we sound do different? It's a matter of where you are on||42:49||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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