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19th Century Turning Points In U.S. History

1866-1870 (#106)

Volume 6: 1866-1870
1867 – Carpetbaggers Descend On The South
1867 – U.S. Acquires Alaska… Seward’s Folly
1868 – President Johnson Is Impeached
1869 – Completion Of The Trans Continental Railroad
1870 – Rockefeller Incorporates Standard Oil Co. Of Ohio
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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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