Time Periods

We have organized our articles into the corresponding time periods: Early Republic, Western Expansion and The Old West, Civil War and Reconstruction Era, Gilded Age, Cold War Era, and Pop Culture. We have also added a Miscellanious category for any articles that transcend these time periods. We will continue to update this page with more time periods as more articles are written. You can navigate the page with the menu below.

Early Republic (1783-1848):

The early republic of America, after its insurrection against the British empire, faced many challenges and set-backs. From the failure of the Articles of Confederation, to the archaic definition of equality, the nation faced many impediments along the road to a more perfect union. However, while imperfect, these beginning years forged the character and beliefs of an American people that still exist today.

Signing of Declaration of Independence
Western Expansion and The Old West (1803-1861):

Romantically remembered as an anarchic time when gangs of outlaws on horses roamed the untamed lands of the desert, the Old West was less exciting in actuality. Nevertheless, with advancements made in railroads and motivated by the zeal of manifest destiny, the nation expanded to the furthest reaches of its borders, bringing with it a rejuvenated American spirit.

Transcontinental Railroad
Civil War and Reconstruction Era (1844-1877):

A time of unrest and rebirth in the ethos of the American people, when the controversy of freedom became so highly scrutinized that the divisions in ideology eventually fractured the union.

Lincoln Mending the Union Political Cartoon
Gilded Age (1865-1898):

Marked by the rapid expansion of industry and mass immigration, this era saw the realization of an American conscience for justice. The steps taken during these influential years, especially towards social justice, set in motion the gears of progress for the future.

Child Labor
World War I (1914-1918):

The great war.

Battle of Britain Air Observer
Cold War Era (1945-1991):

Plagued by paranoia.

Kennedy and Krushchev Meeting
Pop Culture (1950s-present):

The awakening of the American entertainment zeitgeist.

Star Trek Stars Leonard Nemoy and William Shatner