Many, even most, Americans today find it difficult to believe there was a time when millions fought and died for Union. A reason for this lack of understanding is that many Americans simply take for granted that their country is a fixed entity, permanent and indissoluble. That it could be otherwise is, literally, inconceivable. Things will not be changing anytime soon, but nowhere is it written that ours will be a nation of fifty states in perpetuity. Forever is a long time. Some social scientists compiled data from the Where’s George? project to understand better how Americans currently live their lives in and across the state borders.