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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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- European and British settlers in America
- The causes leading to and the results of the American Revolution
- Building a new nation and developing democracy
- Expanding the country through Manifest Destiny
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- The economic downfall that led to the Great Depression
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- Russian-American relations during the Cold War
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