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Every Major United State Land Expansion

Can you name each land expansion the United States has ever gone through, whether through war, treaties, or being purchased?
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Last updated: December 18, 2021
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Year Gained
Year Lost
Territory
United Kingdom
1783
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The 13 Colonies
Annexation of Independent Republic
1791
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Vermont
France
1803
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Louisiana Purchase
Spain
1819
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Florida
Annexation of unoccupied area
1822
1847
Liberia
Annexation of Independent Republic
1845
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Texas
United Kingdom
1846
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Oregon Territory
Mexico
1848
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Mexican Cession
Mexico
1853
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Gadsden Purchase
Claimed under Guano Act
1857
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Baker and Howland Islands
Claimed Under Guano Act
1857
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Navassa Island
Claimed Under Guano Act
1858
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Jarvis Island
Claimed Under Guano Act
1858
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Johnston Atoll
Russia
1867
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Alaska
Claimed Under Guano Act
1867
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Midway Islands
Annexation of Independent Republic
1898
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Hawaii
Acquired with the above
1898
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Palmyra Atoll
Spain
1898
1946
Philippines
Annexed from Spain
1898
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Puerto Rico
Annexed from Spain
1898
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Guam
Annexed in a settlement with the United Kingdom and Germany
1899
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American Samoa
Annexation of unoccupied area
1899
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Wake Island
Leased from Panama
1903
1999
Panama Canal
Cuba
1903
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Guantanamo
Denmark
1917
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U.S Virgin Islands
Annexation of unoccupied area
1922
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Kingman Reef
UN trust territory
1947
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Northern Mariana Islands
UN trust territory
1947
1986
F.S Micronesia
UN trust territory
1947
1986
Marshall Islands
UN trust territory
1947
1994
Palau
2 Comments
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Level 61
Dec 9, 2021
definitely add Vermont and Rupertsland and maybe Spanish Cession but that could go with Florida all though some of the land was in the great plains
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Level 65
Dec 9, 2021
Alr thanks for the suggestion :D