Low-tech history geekery.

December 20th, 2007

“Low-tech” in the sense that it’s just a GIF that morphs over time:

US_states_by_date_of_statehood3.gif

Why I stumbled across this now: I’m wrapping up my final-exam grading, and the essay question on the test calls on students’ knowledge of the Missouri Compromise — a key element of which was the counterbalancing of Maine as a newly admitted free state against Missouri as a slave state.

(Tip o’ the hat to Wikipedia.)

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