Browse Collections (15 total)

A New Nation (1776-1815)

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The United States shifted in governing philosophy from a loosely organized system characterized by strong states’ rights to a federal system.

Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1877)

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Sectional differences divided the North and South prior to the American Civil War. Both the American Civil War and resulting period of Reconstruction…

Colonization to Independence (1492-1776)

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European countries established colonies in North America as a means of increasing wealth and power. As the English colonies developed their own…

Expansion (1815-1860)

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The addition of new territories and economic and industrial development contributed to the growth of sectionalism in the United States.

Foreign Affairs: Imperialism to World War I (1898-1930)

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The industrial and territorial growth of the United States fostered expansion overseas. Greater involvement in the world set the stage for American…

From Isolation to World War (1930-1945)

The isolationist approach to foreign policy meant U.S. leadership in world affairs diminished after World War I. Overseas, certain nations saw the…

Industrialization and Progressivism (1877-1920)

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Ignited by post-Civil War demand and fueled by technological advancements, large-scale industrialization began in the United States during the late…

Prosperity, Depression, and the New Deal (1919-1941)

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The post-World War I period was characterized by economic, social and political turmoil. Post-war prosperity brought about changes to American popular…

Social Transformations (1945-1994)

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A period of post-war prosperity allowed the United States to undergo fundamental social change. Adding to this change was an emphasis on scientific…

The Cold War (1945-1991)

The United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) emerged as the two strongest powers in international affairs. Ideologically…

Thematic Collection: African American History

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Thematic Collection: Cemeteries

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Thematic Collection: Maps

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Thematic Collection: Postcards

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U.S. and the Post-Cold War World (1991-Present)

The United States emerged from the Cold War as a dominant leader in world affairs amidst a globalized economy, political terrorism and the…