The 19th century witnessed a momentous transformation of the United States from its largely agricultural roots to its rise as a center of industrialization. The country's population grew more than tenfold during this period, and the number of states in the union more than doubled. Discover the turning points of the century, from the selection of Washington, D.C., as the nation's capital to the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898.
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