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This site explores United States History from prehistory through Civil War Reconstruction (1877).

Today the United States is a superpower that wields significant influence throughout the world. The United States was formed only a little over 200 years ago, despite all the changes that have taken place, one thing has remained constant. At the heart of the nation's experience has been- and is -agreement over the basic principles of American society and the American political system. Individual rights, government by consent of the governed, and equality of opportunity- these are the basic tenets of the United States. In order to understand the United States and what it stands for, students must be aware of how the nation came about, evolved, and developed. In other words, to comprehend the modern-day nation, students must have some knowledge of the past, and of the history that led the nation to the point at which it is today.

"I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stre[t]ching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." Abraham Lincoln

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