Episode 42: U.S. Territories

Jul 25, 2017

What is a U.S. territory? What is the status of its citizens with regard to the Constitution and U.S. law? Doug Mack, author of The Not-Quite States of America joins us for a lesson on territories.

There's no shame in coming up with tools to help recall a list of names, it's how we learned the planets, the capitals, the periodic table, and goodness knows what else. So we're asking you to come up with a good mnemonic device, song, or some other way to help remember the 5 permanently inhabited, unincorporated U.S. territories. Then we'll pick one and include it in our weekly newsletter Extra Credit! Send us an email at civics101@nhpr.org.

If you want double super extra credit, try to come up with a mnemonic device for all 16 U.S. territories!

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