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Unformatted text preview: expanding and maturing consumer society developed in the United States. Previous generations of Americans had purchased goods and participated in the marketplace as consumers. What, then, was new about the consumerism of the late nineteenth end early twentieth centuries? Was the consumerism of the era different in scale, kind. or both from previous patterns of consumption in the United States? 2) Over the course of the three quarters of a century after the Civil War, state power -- both at the state and federal level -- increased. Especially striking to many Americans was the increase in federal power. Discuss one or two examples of the expansion of federal power and/or of the limits of the expansion of federal power. You may use an example from any period between 1865 and 1940. Please be specific in your discussion....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2009 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08
- 14th Amendment