Origins of America

In: History Maps

30 Jul 2012

Awesome animated gif of the growth of the US territories and states. The only improvement I can think of is if there was a timeline control – watching the dates change while keeping track of map changes is almost impossible.

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I couldn’t find the original creator to link to. If you know where credit should be given, let me know.

6 Responses to Origins of America

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Dustin

July 30th, 2012 at 11:19 am

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Matt M

July 30th, 2012 at 11:26 am

Best I can see on a source: http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Territorial-evolution-of-the-United-States

But this has individual images, I don’t know who did the aggregation.

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Matt M

July 30th, 2012 at 11:28 am

Ahh…a few minutes late on that I see! Sorry for the double post.

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Joel Bradshaw

August 8th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

That NationMaster site (or at least that section) is one of the many sites that just regurgitates exact copies of Wikipedia pages and passes them off as their own, which is legal but still kind of obnoxious imo. The original source is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_Evolution_of_the_United_States

And I might have to whip up a quick little slider version…I’ll post here if I do :)

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Kai Carver

August 10th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

The maps are originally from Wikipedia (not NationMaster):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_United_States

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Joel N

September 2nd, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Wikipedia Commons cites this as the work of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Golbez, who has also produced a similar work (with a slower timestep) for Canada: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Canada_provinces_evolution.gif

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