Take the time to read about the hows, whens, and whys of
history. There's a ton of surprises just around the bend. Did you know the Fax Machine was actually invented before 1900, but nobody cared to use it, ... kinda just like today. Did you know that at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, the
exhibits included the Statue of Liberty's torch and arm, Alexander Graham Bell and the phone, plus
Edison and the phonograph.
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Decades - Decade Name
1500-1599 - Exploration
1600-1619 - Settlement
1620-1639 - Colonies and Conflict
1640-1659 - Freedom and Navigation
1660-1679 - Anglo-Dutch-France and Fur
1680-1699 - Territorial Claims
1700-1719 - Conflicts of Empire
1720-1739 - Philosophical Ideas
1740-1759 - French, Indian, English Rules
1760-1769 - American Rights
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1810-1819 - The War of 1812
1820-1829 - A Decade of Compromise & Doctrine
1830-1839 - Conquering the West
1840-1849 - The Mexican War
1850-1859 - Expansion & the Looming Divide
1860-1869 - The Civil War
1870-1879 - The Nation's Centennial Decade
1880-1889 - America Invents
1890-1899 - The Age of Immigration
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Decades - Decade Name
- The World Begins to Fly
1910-1919 - World War I
1920-1929 - Prosperity and Its Demise
1930-1939 - The Great Depression
1940-1949 - World War II
1950-1959 - Two Cars in Every Garage
1960-1969 - Civil Rights and Turmoil
1970-1979 - The Nation in Flux
1980-1989 - The Reagan Revolution
1990-1999 - Prosperity as the World Turns
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USA Historic Parks and Sites
Go visit the places where history happened. It's a lot more interesting than you think and includes such a variety of history from politics to how the United States and nature merged to form the union we have today. Our national parks and historic sites tell that story, including the well known parks of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon to lesser known spotlights, our Monthly feature, around every corner of the USA.
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