An overview of Reconstruction provided by the University of Houston. Provides images and the political climate that occurred during this part of American History.
Digital History provides a short article written about whether women gaining the right to vote made a difference in the election of 1920 and the issues of that decade.
Part of an on-line textbook, this essay deals with the rise of nationalism in James Monroe's Era of Good Feelings and Monroe's attempts to solidify that idea.
Digital History discusses the Containment Policy of the 1950s. Includes information on the Marshall Plan, the fate of Germany, the Berlin blockade, and NATO.
A comprehensive look at the economy of the South and the changes brought by the cotton gin. Read through five pages that discuss the economy, the tradition of the plantation, and the sectionalism that arises in this time period.
This is a very comprehensive discussion of Prohibition, the reasons supporters pushed for it, the problems with enforcement, and its failure. Read about anti-German sentiment as a reason for Prohibition, the increase in organized crime because of it, and its dubious public health benefits.
Find out the many reasons why communication speed increased in the early 19th century. It wasn't just because of the telegraph.
Read about the changes in the American economy between 1820 and 1860 that resulted in a market economy encouraged by technological advances in manufacturing.
This excellent resource provided by Digital History contains a wealth of information on the environmental movement of the 1960s in America, as well as the rest of the century.