Since the early republic years, the United States has maintained economic and political ties with other nations. Political issues and events in the United States have historically made an impact globally. Presidents of modern America are included on the timeline.

Interactive exercise. Assistance may be required. Click on each president to learn more about each one.

This lesson will examine ways in which politics and political leaders of modern America have impacted the world from the 1970s into the 21st century.

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