U.S. Territorial Expansion

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Can you name the historic U.S. territorial acquisitions?

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YearAcquisitionAcquired from
1783Ceded by Great Britain
1803Bought from France
1818Ceded by Great Britain (Treaty of 1818)
1819Purchased from Spain
1845Annexation of independent republic
1846Treaty with Great Britain
1848Ceded by Mexico
1853Purchased from Mexico
1857Claimed under Guano Act of 1856
1858Claimed under Guano Act of 1856
1858Claimed under Guano Act of 1856
1867Purchased from Russia
1867Annexation of unoccupied area
1898Annexation of independent republic
YearAcquisitionAcquired from
1898Ceded by Spain
1898Ceded by Spain
1898Ceded by Spain
1898Ceded by Spain
1899Tripartite agreement with Germany and U.K.
1899Annexation of unoccupied area
1903Leased until 1999
1912Claimed under Guano Act of 1856
1917Purchased from Denmark
1922Annexation of unoccupied area
1947U.N. Trust Territory
1947U.N. Trust Territory until 1986
1947U.N. Trust Territory until 1994
1947U.N. Trust Territory until 1986

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