U.S. History by Time Period

Note: resources may cover more than one time period, so be sure to check surrounding time periods

Transatlantic Encounters & Colonial Beginnings

Colonial North America

American Revolution

The Early Republic

Territorial Expansion & Manifest Destiny

Transformation in Antebellum America

Civil War & Reconstruction

Origins of the New South

Western Expansion

The U.S. & the World Around the Turn of the 20th Century

Populism & Progressivism

World War I

The 1920s

The Great Depression & the New Deal

World War II

The Cold War

The 1950s

The 1960s

Politics & Economics Toward the End of the 20th Century

Society & Culture Toward the End of the 20th Century

The U.S. & the World in the 21st Century