historical eras in US history

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    The Gilded Age – Post Reconstruction [1877] - 1900

    A period of expansion, industrialization, immigration and urbanization with significant effects on Native Americans, workers, immigrants, and the rise of big business in the late 19th century.
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    Age of Imperialism and Reform – 1898 - 1919

    During the early 20th century the U.S. entered a new historical era: an Age of Expansionism beyond our natural borders as the country moved from isolationism. U.S. imperialism led to involvement in the Spanish-American War, changing policies in Latin America and Asia and eventually to World War I. At home, reformers made efforts to correct economic and social abuses of the Gilded Age
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    great depression

    Beginning with the Stock Market Crash in 1929, this era is marked by severe depression and
    the increasing role of the Federal government to improve the economy.
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    rise of tdictators 1930-1941

    The rise of totalitarian governments in Europe and East Asia led to World War II and
    involvement of the United States in that conflict.
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    cold war ww2- through 1980's

    This post-war era is marked by issues of communism vs. democracy in Europe and America
    after World War II. It includes the United States and the Soviet Union as competing
    superpowers in the balance of power. The escalation of the Cold War from containment to the
    outbreak of the Korean War and foreign policies of the Kennedy / Johnson years including the
    growing conflict in Vietnam as well as the ending of the Cold War in the 1980s
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    civil rights

    This era highlights the issues of emerging rights for minorities and the leaders and critical
    events of the modern 20th century civil rights movemen
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    21st century

    Early in this century America dealt with a new threat of terrorism at home with the attacks on the
    World Trade Center on 9/11 and a decade of the “War Against Terror”. This era also marked the
    election of the first African-American President of the United States in 2008.
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    roaring 20's

    This was also an era of significant prosperity and social change as Americans became more
    isolationist and responded to significant change in social norms, consumerism, technological
    advances and artistic achievement.