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- 1. Beginnings: Pre-history to 1763
- 2. 1763–1789: Revolution, Constitution, a new nation
- 3. 1789–1850: The promise and perils of nationhood
- 4. 1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War
- 5. 1866–1900: Industrialization and its consequences
- 6. 1900–1920: Reform and war
- 7. 1920–1945: From conflict to global power
- 8. 1945–1968: Affluence and social unrest
- 9. To the present