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  1. Introduction
  2. The reconstruction as the first period of change
  3. Lincoln's ideas and plans for newly freed African Americans
  4. Radical reconstruction
    1. The passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866
    2. Borrowing funds
    3. Expansion of the United States
  5. Post-reconstruction era
    1. The great economic expansion
    2. Gilded Age
    3. Influx of industralization
    4. Stability of the economy
  6. The increased racism and discrimination against other races
  7. The societal norm- urbanization in 1920's
  8. Strikes by railway workers
  9. The tremendous upsurge of the stock market
  10. Conclusion

Throughout our history, we have been a nation of change. This change intensely manifests itself during 1865-1935. During this period, the United States experienced Reconstruction, the rise of industrialization, a massive influx of immigrants, territorial expansion, and technological and infrastructure development. In addition to all of these changes, the government began to expand its power over citizens in an unprecedented manner, implementing an incredible amount of government programs, particularly as a part of FDR's New Deal. Much of this expansion was made possible through the new immigrants and newly found natural resources.

[...] In the early 1920s, Northerners vacationing in the newfound Florida decided to snap up land as it was seemingly a goldmine. Property values skyrocketed from $20,000 to $50,000 to $75,000 quickly. In the fall of 1926, however, the bubble popped when a hurricane ripped through Florida. By 1928, property which was previously valued at billion only three years prior had fallen to less than 1/5 of its previous worth, sinking to $143 million. Similarly, the stock market had a tremendous upsurge throughout the 1920s. [...]


[...] Not only did this shape the American economy in a way never before seen, but it created millions of jobs along each step of the way. Industrialization became the norm, paving the way for mining, refining, transport, and various other jobs associated with the extraction and consumption of natural resources. From 1865 to 1915 or so, the United States rose to be the world leader in industrial development, expanding all facets of industry to provide and refine the production process. [...]


[...] Politics had seen a fair amount of change as well. In a landmark election in 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden, the presidency was decided by the ?Compromise of 1877?. For the first time, the president of the United States was settled by a between the two candidates. The final result was the Republican, Hayes, took the White House over Tilden, the Democrat on a couple of conditions. The main point the Democrats demanded was the removal of Federal troops from the Southern states of Louisiana, South Carolina, and Florida. [...]

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