National Expansion & Reform

1815 - 1880

Some refer to the early 1800s as the “Era of Good Feelings.” The new nation continued to expand geographically, resulting in political and regional conflicts. This period was also marred by a major recession and violent treatment of Native Americans and enslaved African Americans.
Continuation of Pre-Civil War African-American Slavery Traveling on the Overland Trails End of Era President Lincoln was elected 1815 1880 1843 1860

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