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At the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Frederick Jackson Turner announced to the world that the American frontier was "closed."
Most historians attribute the introduction of the horse for the rise of the Plains Indian culture and the building of railroads for its demise.
Though family farms are looked on with sentimentality, many early 20th century family farms were pieces of huge "bonanza farms" from a few decades earlier.
Though the European war was already essentially won by the Allies, more Americans were killed, wounded, or captured in the early days of the Bulge campaign than any other single engagement in US history.
Black filmmakers produced over 500 feature movies before 1950.
One of the early adherents to occult spiritualism was Mary Todd Lincoln, who invested considerable time in "mediums" after the death of her son Willie.
Frustrated at the Supreme Court's treatment of New Deal legislation, FDR unsuccessfully attempted to introduce a law that would give the President the power to appoint new Justices whether other Justices had retired or not.
Inspired by his cousin Theodore's political career, Franklin Roosevelt mapped a very similar path to the Presidency at the young age of 25 - aspirations that closely matched his actual achievements.