How the states were shaped

@Jennlk84 (4219)
United States
April 6, 2010 8:54pm CST
I LOVE the History channel. Tonight there is a show on talking about how each of the states were shaped. It's really quite interesting! I'm learning a lot about the different states in the U.S. that I never knew before. Is anyone else watching this or did they watch it tonight? What did you think about this show? I love watching educational shows like this. Especially with my husband! We enjoy learning together. :-)
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
7 Apr 10
I love History too but We don't have cable or the History channel. I came across this interesting bit of history about the state too. You might enjoy it. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125142955
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Very cool! Thanks for sharing. You could always check out Hulu for free TV shows!
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
7 Apr 10
I'll catch the replay. It should be on now or at least shortly. It's 1am, and I'm sure History will reair it. If not, I'll catch it on demand. I wanted to watch it, but Lost was also on. If I knew Lost was going to be horrible, I would have watched this! I do enjoy a lot of what they show on the History Channel. I'm kinda glad they've stopped showing that Real Face of Jesus for a while. I couldn't catch nothing on but that for a solid week. I was going crazy after the first 15 minutes of the first airing. Probably because I already knew what to do to get the 3D image -- but still! For me, it's usually more interesting to watch the shows about ancient Rome and the one about the guy who broke the pyramid building code, but that's because I've studied up plenty on American history. So it's like something fresh when I see other history. But I'm still interested to see this one. I flipped it over during a commercial break and caught them talking about Vermont's threat to join the Brits and their ultimate inclusion into statehood, and it looked pretty interesting.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
7 Apr 10
That sounds real intriguing. Were there special reasons for why they were shaped as such? I always figured that it was just shaped like that randomly, maybe by square footage etc.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
25 Apr 10
Even today there is talk of creating new states based on geopolitical divisions. I know in New York the people from upstate NY would like to see the NYC area removed from the state. They feel that that one area has too much say in the rest of the state. In the Midwest some would like to see the Milwaukee to Chicago area made one state. Those of us in northern Wisconsin would like to see the northern 2/3 of the state joined with the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We keep the Packers and the lower parts gets the Brewers and their stadium. I am sure that others people would have other suggestions on how to divide the states up differently.
@Phicardo (19)
• India
7 Apr 10
great mind think alike!