Key Concept 7.1 — Growth expanded opportunity, while economic instability led to new efforts to reform U.S. society and its economic system.
Key Concept 7.2 — Innovations in communications and technology contributed to the growth of mass culture, while significant changes occurred in internal and international migration patterns.
Key Concept 7.3 — Participation in a series of global conflicts propelled the United States into a position of international power while renewing domestic debates over the nation’s proper role in the world.
- American Yawp Reader: Life in Industrial America
- Gilder Lehrman Institute: Period 7
- Spanish-American War (Khan Academy)
- Spanish-American War (Office of the Historian, US Dept. of State)
- Shell Shock Cases (Imperial War Museum)
- The New Deal (History.com)
- FDR and Taking the US Dollar off the Gold Standard
- Alphabet Soup/New Deal Programs Reference (USHistory.org)
- The Bonus March (USHistory.org)
- "When Nazis Took Manhattan" (npr.org)
- History of La Cosa Nostra (Sicilian Mafia)(FBI)
- Chicago Race Riot of 1919 (History.com)
FSA Color Photographs, 1930s-40s
Many Americans opposed imperialist actions. Here, the philosopher William James explains his opposition in the light of history.1
When next I realized that the Philippines had dropped into our laps, I confess I did not know what to do with them. I sought counsel from all sides-Democrats as well as Republicans-but got little help. I thought first we would take only Manila; then Luzon; then other islands, perhaps, also.