Features historic information on the growth of the United States. Inset maps: Europe claims North America, ca 1750; A new nation on stage, 1787; Expanding west of the Mississippi, 1803; Coming of Age, 1821; Coast to coast, 1850; The Union holds, 1877; The fifty states today, 1992
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