Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-508) and index.
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Westward expansion : the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and the Louisiana Purchase ratification of 1803 Slavery and the territories : Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 The promise of land : the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 Women's right to vote : the Nineteenth Amendment of 1919 Protecting the working family : the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 The grand contract : the Social Security Act of 1935 The promise to America's veterans : the GI Bill of 1944 The recovery of western Europe : the Marshall Plan of 1948 Ribbons of highway : the Interstate Highway Act of 1956 Assuring equality, guaranteeing democracy : the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Medical care for the elderly and poor : the Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1965 Protecting the environment : the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 The laws that shaped America.