African American History -
Library of Congress - An excellent resource on the African American experience.
Air Force Crossroads Teens and Youth Section -
This page has tons to offer both kids and teenagers alike. From sports to arts to video games, you will
find information and entertainment that will keep you coming back for more.
America on the Move - America on the move explores the role of transportation
in American history. Learn how railroads and other transportation helped bring communities
America’s Story from America’s Library - (Library of Congress) - Learn about
amazing Americans like Buffalo Bill and Harriet Tubman, find out about interesting inventions, and
get fascinating facts and read stories about all the states and Washington D.C.
American Memory - Advertising - See how
advertising played a role in some of America's historic happeings.
American Treasures - Library of Congress - A guide to some of the "treasures"
in the Library of Congress. Check out Thomas Jefferson's handwritten draft of the Declaration of
Apollo 11: Walking On the
Moon - What did it take to put a man on the Moon? What were the dangers? Who were
the Apollo 11 astronauts? How did they live in space? Visit Walking on the Moon to experience the
incredible Apollo 11 mission!
Architecture and Landscape -
(Library of Congress) - See how architecture and landscape of America has changed throughout
history. This site features some early photos and building designs.
Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride - There is a lot of art
history in the White House. Check out the collection.
Cities and Towns - (Library of Congress) -
Examine how some of American's cities and towns have changed throughout the years. There are
many photos to explore!
Civil War - America’s Story - (Library of Congress) - After Abraham
Lincoln was elected president in 1860, 11 Southern states seceded (or withdrew) from the Union and
set up an independent government--the Confederate States of America. These events led to the
outbreak of the Civil War.
Civil War @
Smithsonian - (National Portrait Gallery) - The Smithsonian Institution houses an
extraordinary array of Civil War artifacts in nearly a dozen of its museums and archives.
Civil War and
Reconstruction - National Museum of American History - Abraham Lincoln's election to
the presidency in 1860 brought to a climax the long festering debate about the relative powers of the
federal and the state governments.
Civil War: Black American Contributions to Union
Intelligence - Black Americans contributed to tactical and strategic Union intelligence
through behind-the-lines missions and agent-in-place operations. Two such Union agents functioned
as long-term penetrations of Confederate President Jefferson Davis's "White House" staff in Richmond,
Virginia. Find out more.
Colonial America (1492-1763) - Read how America began.
Constitution of the United
States - (National Archives and Records Administration) - This is a great site to view high
resolution scans of the original, signed Constitution; read an essay about the Constitutional
Convention; learn dozens of fascinating facts about the Constitution; and learn about each of the
signers at this site from the National Archives and Records Administration.
Depression & WWII (1929-1945) - October 29, 1929, was a dark day
in history. "Black Tuesday" is the day that the stock market crashed, officially setting off the Great
Depression. Read what else was going on.
Digging for Answers - (Smithsonian
Education) - Tests your research skills as well as your expertise. With each question, you have the
choice of answering on your own or trying to beat the clock as you search for the answer on a
Smithsonian website. (Flash required)
Environment and Conservation
Movement - (Library of Congress) - The history of the conservation movement in
Future State - U.S. Department of State for Youth - (Department of State) - The
State Department has embassies in more than 190 countries. Find out at this great site how you can
prepare for an exciting career as a diplomat or foreign service officer.
Garrett A. Morgan Technology and
Transportation Futures Program (Grades 6-8) - (Federal Highway Administration) - Pick
up some tips on road safety, learn how an engine makes a car work, how a car can run on electricity
and much more.
Address - (Library of Congress) - Read a transcript of this famous speech and view the
only known photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg.
Gilded Age (1878-1889) - The growth of industry and a wave of
immigrants marked this period in American history. Find out what else was going on.
Government and Law - (Library of
Congress) - Collections of all kinds of historical documents, photos, and even some recordings
pertaining to our government and historical events.
Great War & Jazz Age (1914-1928) - Foreign affairs
(relationships with other countries) took up a great deal of President Woodrow Wilson's attention. See
what else was going on at this time.
Historical Documents - Includes information on the Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and more.
History & Culture - Smithsonian
Education - (Smithsonian) - This site has resources for both American and World
History of the CIA - (Central Intelligence
Agency) - President Roosevelt was concerned about the need for the State Department and War
Department to cooperate better and adopt a more strategic view of operations. With that goal in
mind, the CIA was born.
Immigration and American
Expansion - (Library of Congress) - Collection of documents pertaining to immigration
and the American expansion. Collections contain many photos and personal storied from immigrants
and early settlers.
Industrial Archeology - Industrial archeologists study and measure
industrial sites and structures, document them without removing artifacts, and encourage their
preservation or adaptive reuse.
Intelligence in the War of Independence - (Central Intelligence
Agency) - One of the most important aspects of a war is to figure out what the other side is doing and
using that intelligence to your country's benefit. Read how intelligence information was gathered
during the War for Independence.
the Signers! - At this site, you have the opportunity to explore the legacy of our
Founding Fathers through special features, exhibits, classroom activities, and more.
Jump Back In Time - America's Story - Take a trip to an era in
and Families Page - (Library of Congress) - This website shares its collections, stories,
online collections and more for students and teachers.
Kids in the
House - Explore the role the Office of the Clerk plays in the U.S. House of
Representatives. Learn about the
legislative process and its effect on you.
Library of Congress Webcasts for Kids &
Families - Get links to more than 500 webcasts on everything from writing music,
forecasting the weather, publishing the Declaration of Independence, and much more.
Literature - Library of Congress - Collection of
literary documents including poetry, books, periodicals, and even an author's notebook.
Maps - Library of Congress - Collections of historical
maps, including maps from the American Revolution through War II.
Modern Era (1946 - present) - (Library of Congress) - Moon walks
and cold wars. What else was happening?
National Museum of American History - Discover history through
objects, photographs, and terrific books! Explore the playful side of invention with activities designed
to use your imagination.
Native American History - (Library of
Congress) - Search these collections of photos, documents, and even recordings of the Native
Nation - (Government Printing Office) - Find our Quick Facts about the United States
and our Nation's Capitol.
Our Story In History - Our Story In History is designed to help you enjoy
exploring history through museum programs featuring objects from collections, quality children's
literature, and hands-on activities.
Parties to History - (Smithsonian) - Article about four political
conventions that changed America.
Performing Arts, Music - (Library of
Congress) - Explore these collections of sheet music, books, dance manuals, and other historical
Portraits of a City - For most of the twentieth century, Addison Scurlock and his
sons photographed our capital city and the people who lived and worked there. You can browse
these images online.
Presidents - Library of Congress - Explore these
collections of personal papers, portraits, and recordings of some of America's presidents.
Presidents of the United States - (White House) - The biographies of
the presidents’ give us a clear look into the highs and lows of American history. Learn more about the
presidents, the changes we faced in the past, and challenges yet to come.
Progressive Era (1890-1913) - Because of its rapid
economic and social growth, the U.S. had become a major world power. Learn what happened during
Publishing the Declaration - (Library of Congress) -
This webcast features the American Declaration of Independence, focusing on its distribution through
early American newspapers.
Reconstruction (1866-1877) - After the North
defeated the South in the Civil War, politicians faced the task of putting the divided country back
together. Read how they did it.
Religion - Library of Congress - Explore these
collections of historical papers, books, and petitions.
Revolutionary Period (1764-1789) - Fnd out
the American Revolution got started.
See, Hear and Sing - America's Story - Watch a movie, hear a
song, play a tune from America's past.
Setting the Precedent - 4 Women
Who Excelled in Business - (Smithsonian) - In this virtual tour you will meet four
American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. Each woman - Freda
Diamond, Estelle Ellis, Dorothy Shaver, and Brownie Wise - was exceptional in many respects.
Sports and Recreation - Library of
Congress - Explore these collections of book, maps, music from America's past.
Technology and Industry -
Library of Congress - Explore these collections of papers, sound, and film about
historical technological and industial events in America.
The New Nation (1790-1828) - During this time, Americans
established their government and two parties emerged--the Federalists and the Republicans. Check
out what else was going on.
Today In History - (Library of Congress) - This site contains informative
information about what happened on, say, October 21. Each "Today" contains links to various
archival documents that have been offered up online as part of the American Memory project.
Transportation History - (Smithsonian) -
Americans have always been a people on the move - on rails, roads, and waterways. Collections
include road, rail, and maritime objects.
U.S. Electoral College - (Office of the Federal Register) - The
Electoral College is not a place; it is a process that began as part of the original design of the U.S.
Constitution. The people of the U.S. vote for the electors who then vote for the President. Read more
about how the terms "Elector" and "Electoral College" came into use.
U.S. History Topics - FREE - (Department of Education) - Wars, government,
geography, people, presidents, inventors, explorers, movements, business, states and more.
U.S. Presidents - America's Story - (Library Of Congress) -
Learn more about our U.S. Presidents. See a timeline of important events.
Project - (Library of Congress) - The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to
collect and preserve stories of wartime service. You can browse the first-hand accounts from veterans
of some of the wars America fought in.
War and Military - Library of
Congress - Explore these collections of documents and photos pertaining to the military
and wars that America was involved in.
Western Expansion & Reform (1829-1859) -
Presidents Andrew Jackson, James Polk, and John Tyler, like many Americans of this time, embraced
the notion of enlarging the "empire for liberty." Learn how it all happened.
Women's History - Library of
Congress - Explore these collections of scrapbooks, photos, and books pertaining to
women in American History.
American History - This site covers all kinds of topics in American history form the
colonial history, civil war, the industrial revolution, an more
American Centuries - View from New England -
Explore American history with this collection of historic artifacts and documents from New England.
American Presidency Project - The Project's site contains over 75,000
documents related to the study of the presidency. Visitors can start at the "Documents" area which
contains sections such as "Public Papers of the Presidents", "Saturday Radio Addresses", and "Fireside
Chats". The "Elections" area contains presidential election data from 1828 to the present day. The
"Media" area contains speeches and video clips from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush.
Big Apple History - Take a ride through New York history.
Citizenship Quiz - History.com - Test your knowledge on Amercian
Government, American History and Civics.
Decopix - Check out
tons of photos that show examples of art deco architecture and print.
DocSouth Collections - Learn about southern history, literature, and culture
with this collection of materials from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s library.
Ease History -
EASE (Experience Acceleration Supportive Environment) History is a rich learning environment that
supports the learning of U.S. history. Over 600 videos and photographs are currently available in
EASE History. (Flash 7 required)
Harvest of History - Explore the Village to find out where your food comes from,
how and where it grows, and compare life in 1845 with our modern world.
Detectives - Hop on the History Shuttle, look out the window, and decipher a history
Homework Helper - Social
Studies - Site that contain many links to General, American, and Ancient History
HomeworkNYC.org - This is a great resource for kids on many
different subjects - from languages to science. Find out what happened today in history, and there's
even a link for study notes.
Post - Get the scoop on current events and entertainment, homework help, and have fun
with games, polls, and more from The Washington Post.
Lewis & Clark - Learn about Lewis & Clark's adventures through the interactive
journal, play games, see photos and maps, and much more.
Massachusetts - Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of
1704 - On February 29, 1704, the sun rose on a chaotic scene in the English settlement
of Deerfield, Massachusetts. This website presents five different perspectives on this one event:
Wobanikiak, Wendat, Kanienkahaka, French and English.
New York Times Articles - American
History - Explore current issues in depth or search American history by topic.
Museum - Learn about the history, collections, and purpose of textile arts.
United States History - FactMonster - See a history timeline, learn about
territorial expansion, firsts in America, figures and legends in American folklore, and a whole lot
Study Zone - Yahooligans! is a browsable, searchable directory of Internet sites for kids.
Games, Sports and News pages, Movies, Animals, Science and Dinosaurs, a Reference section and
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