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41.

The Age of the City

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, cities became magnets that drew people and ideas and created new lifestyles. Examine how city life evolved as immigrants and migrants moved to city centers to find work, but also found crowded, unhealthy conditions.
Online
2015; 2004
42.

Fallout

Watch as this video explores the condition of Cold War America. Note how the presidential election of 1948, the Korean War, and the Red Scare contributed to the climate of uncertainty in America during the 1940s and 1950s.
Online
2015; 2004
43.

World of Uncertainty

Follow this video journey into the 21st century. American political leaders faced several key issues in the 1990s and 2000s which defied easy solutions. Trade and technology made the world more interdependent as new conflicts flared up around the world.
Online
2015; 2004
44.

To End All Wars?

American troops entered World War I when it seemed the Allies could not hold out against the Germans any longer. Trace the steps that led to the end of World War I and secured the position of the United States as a world leader.
Online
2015; 2004
45.

Between the Wars

Watch this video exploration of the American policies of neutrality, isolationism, and internationalism in the decades preceding World War II. Find out that even though Americans wanted to remain isolated, world events made neutrality impossible.
Online
2015; 2004
46.

The Collapse of Peace

Watch as this video explores the political, social, and cultural development of the Cold War. Examine how a powerful and prosperous United States came to have grave concerns about the threat of communism spreading throughout the world.
Online
2015; 2004
47.

From Days Before Time

This program explores early human habitation of the North American continent, the journeys of Christopher Columbus, and the collision of Spanish and Native-American cultures. Examine the exploitation of the West by the Spanish and an early slave trade.
Online
2015; 2004
48.

The Meeting Ground

Consider how millions of new settlers converging on the inhabited and uninhabited American West make it a place that will challenge peoples of different ethnic origins and cultures to live together.
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2015; 2004
49.

Final Stages

The tide of the Civil War changed with a series of northern victories in 1863. Review the battles at Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga. Investigate Sherman's 1864 march through Georgia, Grant's strategy in Virginia, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
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2015; 2004
50.

Political Stalemate

Weigh the effects of political stalemate in the late 19th century. Discover that as government grew it became the livelihood for many professional politicians and the two major political parties faced close elections that tipped the balance of power.
Online
2015; 2004
51.

The Other America

Analyze the conditions that fueled the struggle for civil rights by African Americans. Examine the policies of Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration amidst the backdrop of the Cold War.
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2015; 2004
52.

He Brought the People With Him

The controversial election of 1824 gave the presidency to John Quincy Adams but set the stage for the 'Age of the Common Man,' when the country was run for the first time by a 'Washington outsider.' Learn about South Carolina's nullification crisis.
Online
2015; 2004