How Did the States Get Their Shapes

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Hing Potter Reba Bailey English 102 9 March 2011 How Did the States Get Their Shapes? The United States is approximately 9.8 million square kilometers and comprised of 50 states. No two states are alike, similar to how no two finger prints are identical. Each state has their own culture, economics, and political arena among other influences. As well, each state is shaped to help define it area of influence, supporting the individuality of its territory. But, who was responsible for turning the US into 50 different cookie cutters? And, why are the states shaped the way they are? Why is Texas so big? How come some of the boundaries in the east are more jagged, compared to states in the west? And why do some states, like Missouri, have a random boot heel, or a pan handle, like Oklahoma and Idaho? What gives for all this randomness? Basically, how did the states get their shapes? Hopefully, within this investigation, we can uncover some of the answers behind the curtain of history. Hopefully, we can get a grasp of the thinking and justifications that lead to the ultimate creation of the amber waves of grain
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