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U.S. Time Periods » 1865-1920: Modern America

The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

features the 1897 petition against the annexation of Hawaii, political cartoons on progressivism and the 1912 election, woman suffrage and the 19th Amendment, the Zimmermann telegram (1917), photos of the 369th Infantry, posters from the Food Administration during World War I, the Volstead Act and prohibition documents, and the unfinished Lincoln Memorial. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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The Progressive Era, as the period in history at the turn of the 20th century has come to be known, was a time of tremendous social, economic, and political changes, and the presidential election of 1912 typified the reform spirit of the period.
Alexander, Mary. 'The Unfinished Lincoln Memorial.' Social Education 47, 2 (February 1983): 126-128.

The unfinished Lincoln Memorial


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