How The States Got Their Shapes 2011 | TV Show Watchlist
The origins of the shapes of America's states are traced, with examinations of the geographical, political and social factors that determined the borders.
Premiered: May 3, 2011
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After three years on the road, host Brian Unger is taking a different look at just how our states got their shapes. We'll hear about the unique American values that have made this country what it is today.
Does size matter when you're a state? While the giants like to throw their weight around, there are some scrappy underdogs that have made their mark on the map.
Money makes the world go `round and in America, the pursuit of riches has shaped our states. In the race to grab all resources, which states came out on top?
Nearly every state has pulled a power play against neighboring states that changed the map. How much can a state get away with in a battle of the borders?
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- Premiered: May 3, 2011
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- Premise: The origins of the shapes of America's states are traced, with examinations of the geographical, political and social factors that determined the borders. (more)