Enjoy this cool animated map that shows the formation of the United States, territory by territory, from its first incarnation to the incorporation of Hawaii on August 21, 1959. Make sure to click on expand to see it big.
united states should have stayed east coast. I would have loved what happened to New Spain. In fact I heard it was considered New Philippines, and Hawaii could have been a country. Other nations like France, Spain and Portugal let this nation grew too much and let it become too powerful. There wasn't enough balance by the time they decided to swallow up west coast. If I could turn back time, I'd persuade these nations to stop USA from reaching west coast. This also annihilated American Indians.