As shown on the History Channel. We are so familiar with the map of United States, but do we know why our states look the way they do? Every shape on the map tells a story about our past. Why is California bent? To cling on to gold. Why does Oklahoma have a panhandle? Because of shifting borders for slavery. Why does Missouri have a boot? Because of a massive earthquake. Examines how every state is a puzzle piece revealing the unique geography, political, and social history of America.