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19th Century Turning Points In U.S. History

1861-1865 (#105)

Volume 5: 1861-1865
1861 – Eleven States Comprise The Confederacy
1862 – Congress Sets Forth The Homestead Act
1863 – Lincoln Signs Emancipation Proclamation
1863 – Lincoln Delivers His Gettysburg Address
1865 – Lee Surrenders At Appomattox
1865 – Abraham Lincoln Is Assassinated
1865 – Formation Of The Ku Klux Klan
[24 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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