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1860 edition of the Charleston Mercury . South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. (Newseum collection) 1861 "Extra" edition of the New York Illustrated News devoted to events at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie. (Newseum collection) 1862 edition of The Union Sentinel , a handwritten newspaper published on lined notepaper by students in Warren, Conn.
The Political and Intellectual Origins of the American Nation: The Revolution and the Constitution, 1763-1789 The Formation and Framework of American Democracy Political Democratization, Westward Expansion, and Diplomatic Developments, 1790-1860 Economic Growth in the North and South, 1800-1860 Social, Political, and Religious Change, 1800-1860 The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877 For resources for teaching, see American Origins: 1600 to 1900 from the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. Industrial America and Its Emerging Role In International Affairs, 1870-1920 The Age of Reform: Progressivism and the New Deal, 1900-1940 World War II, 1939-1945 The Cold War Abroad, 1945-1989 Cold War America at Home: Economic Growth and Optimism, Anticommunism, and Reform, 1945-1980 Contemporary America, 1980-2001 Image IDs from left to right: