The Making of the Modern U.S. offers visitors a unique digital experience to learn and analyze the momentous events, themes, and movements throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Created by students at Michigan State University and under the direction of Dr. Thomas Summerhill and LEADR, exhibits utilize primary sources to offer new interpretations of social, economic, and political developments during this period.

In the exhibits on this site, students in HST 303 engage with many of these debates during this period through primary source analysis and critical thinking. Feel free to explore!