19th Century Turning Points In U.S. History
Volume 2: 1814-1826
1814 – Washington DC Is Captured And Burned By The British
1814 – Star Spangled Banner Is Written
1815 – Battle Of New Orleans
1819 – Washington Irving Publishes “Rip Van Winkle”
1821 – Inauguration Of The Santa Fe Trail
1825 – Erie Canal Is Completed
1826 – James Fenimore Cooper Publishes “Last Of The Mohicans”
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Series Description: America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series highlights significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements of this period.
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