the Civil War onward, America grew in many different
directions. These sites fill you in on industrialization,
Reconstruction, and the move toward the 20th Century.
After the Civil War, the U.S. Government tried to rebuild
the South. Find out how.
The Gadsden Purchase The Gadsden Purchase was a land deal that completed the outline of the contiguous United States. Signed in 1853, it was named for James Gadsden, who was then the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
Find out more about how machines and factories changed the
face of the United States forever.
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
On May 26, 1868, President Andrew Johnson kept his office when the Senate failed once and for all to muster the necessary votes to convinct him in his impeachment trial.
The Building of the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France and was dedicated on October 28, 1886, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The Statue and the island on which it sits have varied histories.
Pineapples First Arrive in Hawaii
The pineapple, long a symbol of Hawaii, did not originate there. Even though Polynesians lived on Hawaii for a great many years, the pineapple is not native to the Hawaiian Islands. In fact, pineapples did not appear there until January 11, 1813. Don Francisco de Paula y Marin, a Spanish advisor to King Kamehameha, brought the famous fruits back with him.
of Imperalism See what colonies and policies the American government
sought during this often turbulent time in history.
Read a firsthand account of one family's emigration to the
United States in the 19th Century. At times, even the most
basic comforts may seem far away.