The United States started out in 1776 with just the original 13 colonies that fought the Revolution and ratified the Constitution. Shortly after, the republic acquired much of the territory that would eventually be organized into several of the Midwestern states, plus the Louisiana Territory.Decades later, in 1848, the United States won the Mexican War, which left over 1 million square miles of territory occupied, but not technically owned. The U.S. negotiated a treatyand paid $15 million to buy almost the whole West. Finally, Alaska and Hawaii joined up for keeps in 1959, making the 50 of today.
Are you a typical resident of your state? Maybe you were born in one state, but now you live in another. Perhaps you’re wondering which one you’re most at home in. So, what about you? Do you like wide-open spaces and a big sky? Or are you more of a citified urban type? The state you come from, the one you live in now, or the state you will retire to can be guessed from your answers to these questions. Have a crack at this quiz to see if we can guess where you’re living. Or just to see if one of the states you’ve lived in in the past has left its mark on you. The results might surprise you.
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