During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the United States acquired various territories, including Puerto Rico, Hawaii and others. This Transparency is a simple, colorful work that tells about U.S. territorial gains. It is appropriate for special education students, English language learners and students who struggle with grade level materials generally. It was created to go along with Chapter 10, Sec. 3 of the textbook "The Americans:Reconstruction to the 21st Century", published by McDougal Littell. It can also be used as a stand alone lesson.