Chapter 1:
Beginning 20th c.
Chapter 2:
Chapter 3:
World War I
Chapter 4:
Chapter 5:
Great Depression
Chapter 6:
Chapter 7:
World War II
Chapter 8:
Cold War
Chapter 9:
Vietnam War
Chapter 10:
1960s and 1970s
Chapter 11:
1980s and 1990s
Chapter 12:
2000s and Today

Chapter 1:
America at the Beginning of the 20th century


  • The Do-Nothing Presidents

  • Tammany Hall/Political Corruption

  • Big Business

  • Growing need for economic markets

  • Muckraking/Yellow Journalism

Yellow journalists used eye catching headlines to sell newspapers. In this case, the New York Journal helped drum up public support for the Spanish American War.