America's History in the Making

Postwar Tension and Triumph (2008)

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After World War II, the United States experienced domestic prosperity through a huge baby boom, suburban migration, and advances in science and medicine. In the midst of this prosperity, many Americans were denied the same opportunities to attain the American Dream.

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By the People, For the People (2008)

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The Great Depression drew attention to problems with the United States economy that needed government regulation.

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A Growing Global Power (2008)

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Through imperial ambitions and the mobilization for World War I, businesses and the government established a new relationship to bolster American business interests and build the United States military.

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The Progressives (2008)

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By the early 1900s, many Americans had left rural areas and moved to cities to take jobs in factories and offices.

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Industrializing America (2008)

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A new era of mass production arose in the United States because of technological innovations, a favorable patent system, new forms of factory organization, an abundant supply of natural resources, and foreign investment.

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Taming the American West (2008)

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After Reconstruction, America experienced an "era of incorporation" with mass social movements, tremendous economic change, and national consolidation.

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Reconstructing a Nation (2007)

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Emancipation was only the beginning of a long road to freedom for those released from slavery. Following the Civil War, an immense economic and political effort was undertaken, focused on reunifying the divided nation.

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A Nation Divided (2007)

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Although the Civil War is viewed today through the lens of the Union’s ultimate victory, for much of the war that victory was far from certain.

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Antebellum Reform (2007)

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As a response to increasing social ills, the nineteenth century generated reform movements: temperance, abolition, school and prison reform, as well as others.

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Global America (2008)

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From the 1970s to the present, conservatism, globalization, and an emphasis on individual rights and non-discrimination have changed the United States.

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