48 contiguous states, plus Alaska and Hawaii. That’s what most people think of when asked to picture the United States. However, as this video demonstrates, there are many more territories that are actually part of America (in one respect or the other). I found this to be not only really interesting, but surprisingly easy to understand.
A simple tweet or FB post of this didn’t seem to do it justice, so, in the spirit of our 4th of July holiday, I’ve re-posted the video here.
(This video originally appeared in a post on Vox Media)