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How The States Got Their Shapes

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

Rating: None

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The United Shapes of America Season 2, Episode 19 Dec 22, 2012 $2.99

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.

Big vs. Small Season 2, Episode 18 Dec 15, 2012 Free

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.

Rich vs. Poor Season 2, Episode 17 Dec 8, 2012 $2.99

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?

State vs. State Season 2, Episode 16 Dec 8, 2012 Free

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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How The States Got Their Shapes Season 1
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 ha (more…)
Season 2 - Sneak Peek
03:00 — The new season of How The States Got Their Shapes premieres on Saturday, September 29 at 8/7c, but a special sneak peek is available now!

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  • Premiered: May 3, 2011
  • Rating: None
  • 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)

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