General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox marked the official end of the Civil War, but it didn’t mean an end to the nation’s troubles. Bitter disagreements about how the South should rejoin the nation followed.
As America’s Centennial (100 years as a nation) approached, people were glad for a reason to celebrate. President Ulysses S. Grant opened the Exposition in May 10, 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The exposition was the first world’s fair and ran through November of 1876. Ten million visitors came to the exposition, which offered renewed hope for the country’s future at a time when many people felt discouraged.
View some images from the Centennial Exposition.
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