CHAPTER 2

or CHAPTER 102: THE LAST FEW CENTURIES

(18th century – 1980s)

The United States Constitution was drafted by scholars of the Enlightenment. It established the US as the first major country with no king or state religion. The American model of democracy spread around the world after WWII.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I. Introduction

II. The Enlightenment And Its Revolutions

III. Industry

IV. The World Wars

V. Modern Culture

VI. Summary And Conclusions

VII. Chapter 2 Margin Notes (blog posts about ongoing research)

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