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US Government: 1866 to 1977

Use online videos to study the evolution of government in the United States from 1866 to 1977. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use these online History of The United States videos entitled US Government from 1866 to 1977 to learn about the development and evolution of the system of government in the United States between those years.

Use these online educational video titles to chart the path of the U.S. government in the decades following the Civil War. You'll explore the changes that occurred in government as the nation's leaders dealt with the problems of an emerging industrial nation--massive immigration, poverty, and ultimately a devastating depression. Discover how new foreign policy challenges helped to shape the role of the government during the nation's second century.

Learning Objectives:

  • Survey the changing role of the U.S. government from the end of the Civil War and President Lincoln's assassination to the years immediately following the Vietnam War protests and the Watergate scandal which resulted in the resignation of a president.
  • Understand how Theodore Roosevelt reshaped the American presidency and ushered in the modern era of U.S. government.
  • Explore the changes that occurred in the authority of the U.S. government as America's leaders confronted World War 1, the Great Depression, and World War 2.
  • Gain insight to the historic influence of big business on the American government and the involvement of the U.S. government in social and economic issues affecting the public, including the regulation of business and the support of labor and civil rights.
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