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Historic regions of the United States

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These are historic regions of the United States, meaning regions that were legal entities in the past, or which the average modern American would no longer immediately recognize as a regional description.
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Colonies not among the original 13

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Regions ceded, annexed or purchased from states or foreign powers

See also: United States territorial acquisitions, Manifest Destiny

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Census Bureau map depicting territorial acquisitions and dates of statehood.

Internal land grants, cessions, purchases, districts, claims or settlements

The following are land grants, cessions, purchases, defined districts (official or otherwise) or named settlements made within an area that was already part of the original 13 colonies or a state of the Union or U.S. territory, including major land acquisitions (of varying degrees of legality) from Native Americans that did not involve international treaties or state cessions.

Former organized territories

The following is a list of organized U.S. territories that have become states, in the order of the date organized.

Possessions and overseas territories subsequently retroceded

Independent nations turned states

Unrecognized or self-declared entities

American Civil War-related regions

Nicknames

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