Quiz Question

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This is a geography Quiz Question. Here’s a partial map of the United States, showing Oklahoma. That thingy sticking out to the left is called the panhandle. How did Oklahoma get this strip of land?

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Update and Answer

And the answer is this strip of Oklahoma north of the Texas Panhandle was originally part of Texas. The problem was, this land extended north of a critical latitude. States extending this far north were prohibited from the practice of human slavery, so in the interest of humanity Texas gave up this strip of land and continued the practice.


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