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Colonial Times, 13 Colonies

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Road to Revolution

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Revolutionary War

Origins and Creation of Government


Jefferson and the
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Western Expansion

Louisiana Purchase

Lewis & Clark

Oregon Trail

Santa Fe Trail

Wagon Trains

Pioneer Life & Frontier Life

War of 1812

Monroe Doctrine

Andrew Jackson

Manifest Destiny

Trail of Tears

The Alamo 1836, The Texas Revolution

Mexican - American War 1846-1848

Gold Rush

Industrial Revolution

The Cotton Gin

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The American Civil War

Slavery in America

Events Leading up to the American Civil War

American Civil War - 1861-1865

People of the Civil War - Lincoln, Davis, Grant, Lee, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Dred Scott and more

13th Amendment ending slavery forever

Reconstruction, Carpetbaggers & Scalawags

14th & 15th Amendments

Growth in the West

Growth in the West


Erie Canal

Pony Express

Transcontinental Railroad

The Nation

The Nation Grows


Industrial Growth:
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Spanish - American War 1898

Populist Party

Gilded Age, Progressive Era & Progressive Party


Harlem Renaissance

Roaring 20s

Great Depression, New Deal

1930's - Life on the Farm


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WW2 Home Front

The Marshall Plan

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Korean War

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