Growth of a Nation: Expansion and Reform

Full Video |41:59

Growth of a Nation: Expansion and Reform

Full Video |41:59

Advances in manufacturing and transportation spurred a great economic expansion in the early 1900s. This fascinating process helped forge a national identity, but it also fueled growing-regional tensions. The turbulent transformation spurred one of the greatest bursts of reform and activism in American history. Countless movements, such as temperance, women's rights, and abolition, reflected the compulsion of Americans to restore order and social justice to their increasingly complex world.


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  • abolition
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  • American history
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  • cultural reform
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  • expansion
  • feminism
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