Template talk:Periods in US history

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overlap[edit]

The desire to not overlap various eras and ages may be commendable but make the ranges appear far too exact.

There is no real reason why the Reconstruction Era and the Gilded Age, for instance, can't overlap. The former ends in '77 yet the latter begins in the seventies (rather than exactly 1877).

I'll start. CapnZapp (talk) 19:25, 29 May 2018 (UTC)


Is there any documentation to say the Reagan era is still ongoing? It seems like 2001 (War on Terror) or 2008 (financial collapse) should mark a new era in US history? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.237.200.70 (talk) 11:51, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Civil Rights era[edit]

Can we please re-name this era to almost anything else? It's not so much that I'm against using the "Civil Rights Era" as an era of American history, but if it was listed as an era it should be from roughly 1954-1968, when the major protests, court rulings, and passage of civil rights legislation all took place. It's true that there were some important civil rights development in the 1970s (e.g. continuing school desegregation), but I just don't see the 1970s as being part of the "Civil Rights Era". Orser67 (talk) 14:12, 23 July 2019 (UTC)