Happy Thanksgiving!!! This is my favorite holiday. Please see the map Rose Marie sent — I think it would be good to post so that people can see how the various states (and parts of states) came to be added to the country as we know it today.
Anna Von Reitz
The Map itself is here: https://i1.wp.com/www.amren.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ExpandingWestwards.gif?w=460&ssl=1
The article it appeared in is found here: