It would be instructive to show a map of the gradual growth of the US, since the time of the original thirteen states. When and how did each state enter the union? The map should show the various indigenous peoples and then the various claims made by European countries, and then the date the US took control. It might be instructive to have a footnote discussing the idea of Manifest Destiny. Perhaps a discussion of the many so-called Indian Wars. A little history of how Texas became US territory. Another footnote would include discussion of efforts both before and after the Civil War to annex more territory in Central America. Also Cuba. And what about Puerto Rico? How did that become US territory? And why isn’t it a state? And Hawaii, off there in the Pacific. How did that become a state?
May 31, 2016
May 24, 2016