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A Biography of America
[ ] - Includes key events, maps, video transcripts, and related links for each era in American history.
[ ] - Discover the stories of America's past. Meet amazing Americans from the past and present, explore the states, and read about everyday life.
American Experience: Mount Rushmore
[ ] - An interactive look at how this enormous monument was built and who built it.
American Indian Kids
[ ] - History of Native Americans for kids, ages 6-10. Emphasizes Indian family and village lifestyles.
American Memory from the Library of Congress
[ ] - Gateway to source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.
Civil Rights Events, Strategies, and Forces
[ ] - Captures several milestones, personalities, and influences that helped civil rights in America.
[ ] - Pictures of students dressed as famous colonists, a timeline of events, activities and quizzes. Provided by Mountain City Elementary School, Tennessee.
[ ] - This celebration of life in the 1700s tells all about life in Colonial America. Includes interviews, games, video excerpts, photographs, and other activities.
[ ] - Experience Colonial Life by exploring the trades, politics, and other aspects of 18th-century living. Browse the Colonial Dateline highlighting events from 1750-1783.
Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archives
[ ] - View photos, videos, and documents about the history of the different ethnic groups and cultures that have lived in the Northwest.
Early Cultures: Pre-European Peoples of Wisconsin
[ ] - Explores the history of the people who lived in Wisconsin and the Mississippi River Valley before the European settlers arrived.
Exploring Maryland's Roots
[ ] - Explore the shores, build a plantation, and meet the people of early Maryland in this interactive website by Maryland Public Television.
Federal Writers' Project
[ ] - Excerpts from interviews with about a dozen men and women who weathered the Great Depression and the difficult years of the 1930s.
Freedom: A History of US
[ ] - A PBS series with sixteen "webisodes" about freedom in the United States, and dangers to freedom in the nation's history.
From Revolution to Reconstruction
[ ] - Contains outlines related to American history and culture, primary source materials, essays, biographies and presidential information.
Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories
[ ] - An interactive online tour of exhibitions at the Oakland Museum of California.
Great American Speeches
[ ] - Great political speeches from 1645 to the present day. For students of speech and American History.
[ ] - Provides an overview of American History from colonial times through the Reagan years. Some chapters include interactive quizzes.
[ ] - Interactive electronic field trip to re-live Lewis and Clark's journey across the American West. Explore, watch, listen, and keep a journal.
Liberty Bell Museum
[ ] - Features virtual exhibit of a private collection of memorabilia, relics and souvenirs, gathered over a 20 year period. Includes gift shop.
Mom's Historical Costumes
[ ] - A theatrical middle-school social studies teacher models her over a dozen costumes relating to various periods of American history. Includes colonial garb, multicultural, and military dress.
NARA Exhibit Hall
[ ] - Features historic documents from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
[ ] - Learn all about Nebraska's history and its geography.
New Perspectives on The West
[ ] - Provides an illustrated introduction to the people, places, and events for which America's western frontier is known. From PBS.
Old Sturbridge Village
[ ] - The museum re-creates the daily work activities and community celebrations of a rural 19th-century town in authentic living history fashion.
PBS - American Experience
[ ] - Collection of features on a range of people and events in American history, from Hawaii's last queen to Joe DiMaggio. Companion to the PBS history series.
[ ] - Information about pioneers, wagon trains, and life on the trail in the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
[ ] - Traces slavery in America from its earliest origins to post-Emancipation. Includes links to primary sources and personal slave accounts.
Slavery in New England
[ ] - Interactive site designed to help middle school students understand the condition of African slaves in New England.
Southern Oral History Program
[ ] - Interviews of more than 4,000 men and women, from mill workers to civil rights leaders to future presidents of the United States, by the students and faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Stand Up For Your Rights
[ ] - Offers an overview of the struggles for religious freedom, women's rights, and desegregation. From PBS.
The American Pageant Notes
[ ] - Notes based on the US History text book, "The American Pageant."
The Jamestown Online Adventure
[ ] - A virtual history lesson where you find yourself landing in the New World and making all the decisions needed to found the Jamestown colony.
[ ] - This web site is based on the award-winning documentary film from PBS. Read about the history of the trail and see the historic sites located along the trail.
The Population of Vermont
[ ] - The history of the Indian tribes, early settlers, and more recent immigrants to Vermont. With a county map.
[ ] - Leads kids on a virtual tour of historical places throughout Ohio. From the Ohio Historical Society.
Timeline of Events: 1750-1939
[ ] - Highlights major events in United States history.
Today in History
[ ] - Each day, an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections.
U.S. History from 1890 to 1950
[ ] - Student-created timeline places 30 major events in historical context. Also includes essays and short profiles of Thomas Edison and Norman Rockwell.
[ ] - A virtual tour to historic places.
USA Encyclopedia: 1840-1960
[ ] - A look at the history of the United States from a British perspective.
[ ] - Discover the roots of slavery, follow the life of a slave and witness a slave auction through the eyes of characters including a slave, auctioneer, buyer and seller.
[ ] - Learn about Native American tribes, who lived in the Missouri river in the area that is now known as North and South Dakota. Features photos of original dig sites, people, and the earth lodge. Page also offers walk through tours [Requires Shockwave Plugin].
[ ] - American history for kids. From PBS.
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Whaling Ship Essex
[ ] - An illustrated site that tells the dramatic story of the sinking of the whaling ship Essex.
Zoot Suit Riots
[ ] - Learn about the controversy surrounding the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles, 1942. From PBS.
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