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19th Century Turning Points In U.S. History

1827-1846 (#103)

Volume 3: 1827-1846
1831 – Cyrus McCormick Demonstrates His Mechanical Reaper
1831 – Nat Turner Begins His Rebellion
1832 – Black Hawk War Ends With Massacre At Bad Axe River
1836 – Alamo Falls
1845 – Edgar Allen Poe Publishes “The Raven”
1846 – The Donner Party Starts West
1846 – United States Declares War On Mexico
[25 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series highlights significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements of this period.

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