How The States Got Their Shapes

2011, TV Show

The origins of the shapes of America's states are traced, with examinations of the geographical, political and social factors that determined the borders.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 12/22/2012

Season 2, Episode 19
Who you are is a "State-of-mind"--literally! Take a ride as we offer observations about how state borders influence the way we think, speak and act. Why do some Pennsylvania Amish use cell phones?

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 12/22/2012

Season 2, Episode 19
Who you are is a "State-of-mind"--literally! Take a ride as we offer observations about how state borders influence the way we think, speak and act. Why do some Pennsylvania Amish use cell phones?

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 7/12/2011

Season 1, Episode 10
Every shape on the map tells a story about our past. Why does Oklahoma have a panhandle? Because of shifting borders for slavery. Why does Missouri have a boot? Because of a massive earthquake. HISTORY goes beyond the observable in How the States Got Their Shapes to reveal America's unique geography, political and social history.

Free | Xfinity Posted: 12/29/2014

Explore the history hidden on our map when How the States Got Their Shapes premieres, Tuesdays at 10/9c beginning May 3rd.

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Premiered: May 03, 2011, on The History Channel
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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.

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