Now that we know where the states are geographically, lets find out how the US came to acquire these land.
Using the map we completed in class, complete the following list of tasks. You may use reference books and the internet to help you complete this assignment.
1. On a separate sheet of paper, define the word acquisition.
2. Color your map identifying these land acquisitions. Please use the designated color for each area.
A. The Original 13 Colonies- Blue
B. The Treaty of Paris, excluding the Original 13 Colonies- Yellow
C. The Louisiana Purchase- Red
D. Annexation of Texas-Orange
E. Oregon Country Treaty with Great Britain of 1846-Green
F. Mexican Cession-Purple
G. Gadsden Purchase- Pink
H. Spanish Cession of Florida- Brown
I. Alaska Purchase-White
J. Annexation of Hawaii- Light Blue
Please be ready to turn this in on Monday. We will learn about each acquisition in class!
Have a good weekend!