20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History

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    • 1973-1999
      1973-1999
      Episode 8
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      Highlights in this episode chronicling the years 1973 to 1999 include the Roe v. Wade decision concerning abortion; the introduction of the "personal computer"; the end of the Cold War and America's subsequent involvement in the Gulf War; and the impeachment of President Clinton.
    • 1964-1973
      1964-1973
      Episode 7
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      Spanning the tumultuous years from 1964 to 1973, this episode covers President Johnson's vision for his "Great Society"; the United States' entrance into the Vietnam War; the world's first celebration of Earth Day; and the eruption of the Watergate scandal under President Richard Nixon.
    • 1953-1963
      1953-1963
      Episode 6
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      This episode spanning the years 1953 to 1963 highlights the era of the McCarthy "witch hunts"; the arrest of Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.'s subsequent "I Have a Dream" speech; and the televised debate between presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
    • 1944-1952
      1944-1952
      Episode 5
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      Highlights in this episode chronicling the years 1944 to 1952 include the United States' decision to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima; the development of the Marshall Plan for Europe's reconstruction; the start of the Korean War; and the birth of rock 'n' roll.
    • 1929-1943
      1929-1943
      Episode 4
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      Spanning the years 1929 to 1943, this episode covers the pandemonium of "Black Friday" and the start of the Great Depression; Amelia Earhart's achievements in aviation; the inking of President Roosevelt's New Deal; and Japan's infamous attack on Pearl Harbor.
    • 1919-1928
      1919-1928
      Episode 3
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      In this episode spanning the years 1919 to 1928, the United States undergoes an era of prohibition; women win the right to vote; J. Edgar Hoover is named head of the FBI; and Charles Lindbergh makes his unprecedented flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
    • 1908-1918
      1908-1918
      Episode 2
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      Milestones in this episode spanning the years 1908 to 1918 include Henry Ford's debut of the Model T; the founding of the NAACP; the passage of the 16th and 17th amendments and the Clayton Anti-Trust Act; and America's entry into World War I.
    • 1900-1907
      1900-1907
      Episode 1
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      Spanning the years 1900 to 1907, this episode covers the assassination of President McKinley; the Wright Brothers' first successful flight; the publication of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle; and Frank Lloyd Wright's completion of the Robie House.
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