Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation
Here’s a great 10-minute review of the growth of the United States
from its beginning after the Revolutionary War until all the states were added, ending with Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. The commentary gives a good overview of the states as they were added, the territories as they became part of the United States, and brief mention of the various wars that impacted the territorial growth of the country. In addition is a timeline that extends from 1790 to 2010 and gives brief information about the states, territories, presidents, and several other topics.