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LaFantasie, Glenn W. 2007. Twilight at Little Round Top: July 2, 1863—The Tide Turns at Gettysburg . New York: Vintage Books.

Lemann, Nicholas. 2006. Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War . New York: Farrar, Straus&Giroux.

Levine, Bruce C., and Eric Foner. 1992. Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of Civil War . New York: Hill and Wang.

Manning, Chanda. 2008. What this Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War . New York: Vintage Books.

McPherson, James M. 1994. What They Fought For 1861–1865 . Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

Oates, Stephen B. 1970. To Purge This Land with Blood: A Biography of John Brown . New York: Harper&Row.

Richardson, Heather Cox. 2001. The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865–1901 . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Stampp, Kenneth M. 1990. America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink . New York: Oxford University Press.

Thomas, Emory M. 1991. The Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience . Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

Vorenberg, Michael. 2001. Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Williams, Heather Andrea. 2005. Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom . Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Westward expansion

Brown, Dee. 1970. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West . New York: Holt Rinehart Winston.

Dando-Collins, Stephen. 2008. Tycoon’s War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America’s Most Famous Military Adventurer . Philadelphia: Da Capo Press.

Greenberg, Amy S. 2012. A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico . New York: Knopf.

Madley, Benjamin. 2012. “The Genocide of California’s Yana Indians.” In Centuries of Genocide: Essays and Eyewitness Accounts , edited by Samuel Totten and Williams S. Parsons, 16–53. New York: Routledge.

Mahon, John K. 1967. History of the Second Seminole War, 1835–1842 . Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

Neihardt, John G. 1975. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux . New York: Pocket Books.

Richardson, Heather Cox. 2008. West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War . New Haven: Yale University Press.

Soluri, John. 2005. Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States . Austin: University of Texas Press.

Stephanson, Anders. 1995. Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right . New York: Hill and Wang.

White, Richard. 2011. Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America . New York: Norton.

From the gilded age to the progressive era

Addams, Jane, and Norah Hamilton. 1910. Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes . New York: Macmillan.

Bederman, Gail. 1995. Manliness&Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880–1917 . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Berg, A. Scott. 2013. Wilson . New York: Simon&Schuster.

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the president of the USA
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who abolish slavery
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Abraham Lincoln
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who organized the most massive attack in American History, which caused the Germans to begin to retreat in September 1918?
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"Black Jack" Pershing
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Is there answers anywhere to all of the critical thinking questions?
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What were the direct causes of the civil war
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How did slavery issues effect the war
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How were politics involved
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north wanted to unify the south
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south wanted independence
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freeing slaves was just a way to recruit black soldiers to fight for north
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Lincoln couldn't let the south separate from the union , agriculture was way to valuable
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South felt North was opposing their interests and would be better off as a separate nation
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progressive reforms under Theodore Roosevelt
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TR was determined to pursue the public interest
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what was the main thing suposed to happen when the tea party
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Which plan resolved the issue of representation for the U.S. Constitution?
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The plan which became known as the seventeenth amendmet.
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amendmet because not an article of bill of rights.
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Which of the primary features of grassroots Progressivism was the most essential to the continued growth
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The institution of a steady currency.
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who invented the comedy movie without soun
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Comedy in film ad early as 1895 in film by Louis Lumier. Utilized slapstick.
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Louis Lumier
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Comedy in film as early as late 1895, there were no film adds because pictures could not be paired or arranged with words, quotes, or small phrases. Utilized slapstick.
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which of the following is not one of the tasks women performed during the revolution?
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Women were gen not involved in politics or combat
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Women were generally not involved in combat, but went inside the lines however and worked as nurses
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Which country etablished the first colonies in the americas
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which part of the America's? what year?
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Jamestown = England. if I had to guess that's the one you are looking for
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Spain. area of new Mexico I think.
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the first encounter with Americans in this te Indian was Christopher Columbus from spain bt he not establish a colony and the first colony was Britain in Jamestown I think
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Spain, first settlement was La Navidad est on Columbus' first voyage and which was destroyed by natives by 1493. on subsequent voyages of Columbus and others, Spain colonized Carribean islands such as Cuba.
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Spain its colonies would become known as new-spain.
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in what ways did westward expansion provide new opportunities for women and african americans?\
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Women were involved in establishing communities. They did a lot of work in turning roughboomtowns into more civilized places that had all the benefits of such. The West was characterized by greater freedom for women e.g. women were first granted suffrage in Wyoming and other Western states.
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Women were involved in establishing new communities within the States'. They helped men turn rough boomtown into a more modern version of civilization for the westerners moving the expansion forward. These communities later provided jobs for Afro-Americans after the civil war.
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[.../e.g Suffrage for women was first was granted in The West in Wyoming and other Western states]
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It was not a lot of work for them their forefathers all the work actually
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