These maps show what the country looked like at the end of each presidency.
Map for George Washington. The original 13 states plus the 2 that joined during his presidency.
Map for John Adams. Not much changed… they neatened the territories slightly.
Map for Thomas Jefferson. Louisiana Purchase! Land doubled overnight. plus the US now control the mouth of the Mississippi. Lewis and Clarke’s exploration marked plus the location of the big cheese.
Map for James Monroe. Not much to point out. The state of Luisiana is now a thing. As in Indiana.
Map for James Monroe. This shows the new states, pus the distinction between slave states and free states and the Missouri Compromise line. Let’s hope this does not go badly…