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The E Pluribus Unum Project

examines Americans' attempt to make "one from many" in three pivotal decades: the 1770s, 1850s, and 1920s. Each decade is framed by an introductory essay with links to key topics and primary documents, including the Declaration of Independence, newspapers, and the rhetoric of the Revolution; reform, cultures of the North and South, religion, and popular movements; and prohibition, Broadway, evangelical Protestantism, and the Roaring Twenties. (Assumption College, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Interesting Fact:

"Beautiful Baby" and "Fitter Family" contests were very popular during the 1920s. At state fairs, for example, the Eugenics Society would set up exhibits at which visitors could answer questionnaires which would reveal their family's "fitness."
1941 poster of James Cagney starred in 'Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Yankee Doodle history

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