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America's History in the Making

A Growing Global Power

A Visit from the Old Mistress. 1876. dup of 2161

Through imperial ambitions and the mobilization for World War I, businesses and the government established a new relationship to bolster American business interests and build the United States military. After the war, this relationship continued to prosper with the establishment of research foundations for military and medical programs. Even though the United States had increased its economic involvement with Europe by the end of the war, the nation began to distance itself politically and socially from Europe and focused on the Americas.Start Here

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The Freedmen's Bureau

Patriotism, missionary zeal, and the quest for new markets fueled the drive to establish an overseas empire. More

Arrival of Negro family in the lines

American imperial ambitions and the events of World War I forged a new partnership between business and government. More

A golden spike was driven at Promontory Point, Utah

While increasingly involved economically with Europe, the United States turned away politically and socially from Europe and focused on the Americas. More

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