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American History Video: Commonwealth and Empire 1870 to 1900

Video title: Commonwealth and Empire 1870-1900

Use this Discovering American History video entitled The Commonwealth and Empire 1870 to 1900 to study the conflicts between the Populist movements and those groups that held most of the nation's wealth and power, and how mass political movements of farmers and workers were organized. Learn how these movements were also actively supported and shaped by women who were also struggling to gain their own civil and voting rights and how there was a moment of democratic promise when Americans might have established a commonwealth based on agreement of the people for the common good. Discover a national governing class and a growing bureaucratic state emerged and how while debating their domestic future, most Americans seemed united in pursuing an empire.

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  • Commonwealth and Empire. Learn about Commonwealth and Empire 1870-1900. Follow the development of the United States from colonial days through the 1980's through the experiences of diverse communities of Americans.
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  • Learn how the Revolutionary and Constitutional period tested the ability of communities to keep their local identities while forging a national one.
  • Witness the struggle between national and sectional powers during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Examine how the weaknesses of local governments contributed to the growing power of national institutions during the Great Depression.
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