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Capital Accumulation, territorial expansion, and the rise and fall of political party systems mark the history of the American Empire, 1830-1930. During this time, the USA emerged from colonial dependency at the edge of the British Empire (after the War of 1812) and established a bipartisan political system (after the election of Jackson in 1828), which was destroyed by the irrepressible conflict between institutionalized Slavery and the challenge of Abolitionism, 1830-1860, culminating in the Civil War. After the election of 1860, a new bipartisan system and renewed industrial capitalist expansion (especially after the political storm from Reconstruction to Populism, 1876-1896) engendered the incredible boom and bust cycle, 1900-1930, culminating in the Great Depression and the reorganization of the bipartisan system, after the election of FDR in 1932. This history is traced in graphs and maps that illustrate the rise and fall of American republican capitalism, 1830-1930.

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11-2014

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U.S. political and economic development, 1830-1930, historical elections

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The Emerging American Empire: Republican Capitalist Development in the USA, 1830-1930

Capital Accumulation, territorial expansion, and the rise and fall of political party systems mark the history of the American Empire, 1830-1930. During this time, the USA emerged from colonial dependency at the edge of the British Empire (after the War of 1812) and established a bipartisan political system (after the election of Jackson in 1828), which was destroyed by the irrepressible conflict between institutionalized Slavery and the challenge of Abolitionism, 1830-1860, culminating in the Civil War. After the election of 1860, a new bipartisan system and renewed industrial capitalist expansion (especially after the political storm from Reconstruction to Populism, 1876-1896) engendered the incredible boom and bust cycle, 1900-1930, culminating in the Great Depression and the reorganization of the bipartisan system, after the election of FDR in 1932. This history is traced in graphs and maps that illustrate the rise and fall of American republican capitalism, 1830-1930.