National Expansion and Reform (1816-1860)

Between 1816 and 1860, the U.S. experienced transformative national expansion and reform. Post-War of 1812, roads, canals, and railways solidified an emerging American identity. Industrialization reshaped economies and cities, and the telegraph revolutionized communication. Yet, social and political tensions simmered. The slavery debate escalated, yielding temporary compromises but persistent unease. Visionaries like Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton emerged, advocating civil rights and gender equality. Amidst this evolution, the stage was set for the seismic trials of the American Civil War, reshaping the nation's course and underscoring the inextricable links between history, government, and identity.

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1820 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65
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