|Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Description:February 12, 2009 will mark the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission was established to encourage celebration of this event. You can submit your suggestions for honoring Lincoln to the commission. As the date for the bicentennial approaches more resources will be added to this site. It currently hosts a gallery, teacher and student links, a timeline, and information about the Gettysburg Address.
|All Four Stanzas
Description:Read what Isaac Azimov has to say about our national anthem.
He begins, “I have a weakness--I am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem. The words are difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm taking a shower I sing it with as much power and emotion as I can. It shakes me up every time.”
|American civil war
Description:It´s about the American Civil War 1861-1865 and the slavery history and it´s greatly with information. It´s includes the history of the slaves in america, i have also civil war letters in the catagori (Family War Stories)
|American Family Immigration History Center: Explore Your Family History at Ellis Island
Description: Between 1892 and 1924 over 24 million passengers and members of ships' crews came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. Now you can research passenger records from ships that brought the immigrants--even see the original manifests with passengers' names. Build a Family Scrapbooks. Be a part of living history. Whether or not your family came through Ellis Island, start a Family Scrapbook with documents from our archives and your own family's records. The Immigrant Experience tells the story of six families experiences and thoughts as they discovered their family immigrant ancestry. The Peopling of America is a timeline of immigration history showing the forces that brought people from all over the world to America's shores.
|American History AP Quizzes
Description:110 + multiple-choice and fact-recall quizzes with over 1200+ questions in total! Each quiz is composed of 10-12 multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge of the major topics of study in A. P. American History.
|American History from Revolution to Reconstruction
Description:This site includes historical documents, essays on various topics about American history, biographies of famous Americans, and information about the presidents.
|Betsy Ross House
Description:This site contains Betsy Ross's story, a virtual tour of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, quotes and notes about the American flag, flag etiquette, links to other sites about the flag and Betsy Ross, flag trivia, a picture gallery of American flags through history, how to cut a five-pointed star in one snip, flag facts, and a time line.
|Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Description:This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1897-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Description:Information about voyages of discovery and exploration. The site includes an alphabetical list of explorers, a collection of links to pictures, drawings and photographs of explorers and their voyages, Exploring is Risky Business - a list of explorers who died during their voyages, special link pages for the Vikings and Columbus, a list of primary and semi-primary sources, biographies of various explorers.
|Famous Moments in Early American History
Description:Short Films of Noteworthy Events. Each film in the 'Famous Moments' series highlights a true story of historical significance, providing 'students' of early America with a better understanding of the people, places and events of this important era.
|Garner Rix and the Royalton Raid - 1780
Description:Garner Rix was just 12 when he moved with his father, pregnant mother, two sisters and three brothers from a farm in Connecticut to a log cabin on the banks of the White River, a place that would one day be called Royalton, Vermont.
He helped his father dig stumps and built roads.
He was captured by the British and Mohawks during the Royalton Raid. The Mohawks took him to Montreal and sold him to a French woman who kept him safe until he could walk home a year later.
He went on to clear his own land, build a house, a mill and more roads and raise his own family.
He lived in an exciting time and saw more of the world than most boys of his time would ever have wanted to but took that experience and turned it into wonderful tales by the fireside with his grandchildren at his knee.
|Have Fun With History
Description:HFwH - an online resource full of American History streaming videos, activities, links and resources - because history is fun!
|History Buff?s Home Page
Description:This site is devoted to press coverage of events in American history. It includes an extensive, searchable, library with such categories as Civil War, Baseball, Engravings, Journalism Hoaxes, Old West including Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Crime figures such as Bonnie & Clyde, Lizzie Borden and over a dozen other categories. The Presidential Library includes the inaugural addresses of all U.S. presidents. There is also a primer & price guide for historic newspapers.
Description:Extensive Idaho history with over 600 photos and more being added almost daily. Lewis and Clark, The Oregon Trail, The Nez Perce Trail, geology, geography, vegetation, and wildlife.
|Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Description:In this site, you will be able to follow the Lewis and Clark trail, and discover the flora and fauna as they described it along the way. You can either choose the interactive map, or browse the collection by category.
|Lewis and Clark: Mapping the West
Description:In 1803, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned an expedition under the leadership of Meriweather Lewis and William Clark to explore the American Northwest. Among the many success of the 1804-6 Lewis and Clark Expedition were the important strides made in the mapping of the U.S. interior. This site sets the historical stage, features online access to Lewis and Clark maps and other primary resources, and provides related activities and lesson plans.
|Library of Congress
Description:Drawing on the many resources in its collection the Library of Congress staff has created a marvelous website. If you are looking for resources to supplement your study of American history, the American Memory section will be the place you stop first. "Documents, photographs, movies, and sound recordings that tell America's story."
One feature of this section, The Learning Page, currently offers the following activities for kids: Port of Entry: Immigration and The Big Picture. In Port of Entry, you become the detective searching the online collections in American Memory discovering what life was like for immigrants to America, looking at photographs and reading eyewitness accounts. Port of Entry is an excellent introduction to the use of primary sources. The Big Picture offers weekly jigsaw puzzles that offer clues to solve a weekly puzzle based on images from the American Memory collections of the Library of Congress. You?ll also find sample lessons available for each of the Learning Page topics.
Other features of the Learning Page include the Framework for Using Primary Sources with Students. It covers why and how to use primary sources for a variety of educational purposes. Although aimed at school teachers, most of the information is valuable for homeschoolers. In the More About It! section you?ll also find descriptions of the American Memory collections according to their US history, social studies and language arts content.
Feature presentations are all archived and remain available. Topics in the archives include Elections in American Memory, Immigration in American Memory, Inaugurations in American Memory, Presidents in American Memory, and Thanksgiving in American Memory.
Another special feature of the Library of Congress site is the American Treasures of the Library of Congress, an ongoing exhibit of treasures, such as the hand written draft by Thomas Jefferson of the Declaration of Independence. The site also includes Thomas Legislative Inform
|Life in the White House
Description:To celebrate the West Wing's 100th anniversary, the White House presents Life in the White House, an exclusive presentation of the rich history of the White House and West Wing.Take a tour of the Oval Office with President Bush. He relates the history of the room and his own views of the presidency. Visit the Vice President's office with Vice President Cheney, the Diplomatic Room with the First Lady, Laura Bush, the Press Room with White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer, the Cabinet Room with White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, the Roosevelt Room with senior policy advisor Karl Rove, and the Vice Presidential residence with Lynne Cheney. RealPlayer required.
|Native American Technology and Art
Description:Original articles focusing on the Eastern Woodlands providing historical and contemporary back-ground, technical instruction and references for the following art forms: Beadwork, Birds & Feathers, Clay & Pottery, Games & Toys, Leather & Clothes, Metalwork, Plants & Trees, Porcupine Quills, Stonework & Tools, Weaving & Cordage, Food & Recipes, Poetry & Stories, and Essays & Articles.
|Restoring America Project
Description:"The hope is that this site will involve students in grades 7-12 in a study of American history that exposes them to Godly values and instills in them a love for America's Christian heritage."
|The Brotherhood of Soldiers at War
Description:There exists a special brotherhood among those who stand shoulder to shoulder to look death in the face and defend not only each other, but the principles in which they believe. This inspiring series of stories premiered as a Hall of Heroes "Internet Event" on Veterans Day, 1999.
|The Historical New York Times
Description:This site is a large free archive of nearly every issue of the New York Times (scans of microfilm shot of the original issues) during the years surrounding the Civil War, with links directly to articles of special historical importance. Makes a great primary resource for History studies.
|The History of America
Description:James Madison wrote that â€śa people who mean to be their own governors must be armed with the power that knowledge givesâ€ť.
In â€śDemocracy in Americaâ€ť Alexis de Tocqueville noted that Americans of that time were far more knowledgeable about government and the issues of the day than their counterparts in Europe.
Tocqueville wrote â€śevery citizen receives the elementary notions of human knowledge; he is taught, moreover, the doctrines and the evidences of his religion, the history of his country, and the leading features of its Constitutionâ€ť.
The founders knew that only an educated populace, jealous of their rights, would be strong enough to resist the usurpation of their liberties by government. Today many people know nothing of our true history, or the source of our rights.
The links below represent our ever growing collection of books and source documents designed to tell the tale of America without the filter of either the public education system or the media.
|The History of Thanksgiving
Description:Learn about the History of Thanksgiving, including what the pilgrims and Native American guests really ate for their first feast. Also read about Mayflower Myths and get information on the History Channel';s Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade float on History.com.
|The Underground Railroad
Description:This is an interactive journey that takes you on your own journey along the underground railroad.
|The White House History
Description:"For almost two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Its history, and the history of the nation?s capital, began when President George Washington signed an Act of Congress in December of 1790 declaring that the federal government would reside in a district 'not exceeding ten miles square?on the river Potomac.'" Learn more about the history of the White House and stop by the White House for Kids section, too.
|Vincent Voice Library
Description:Sound clips of American Presidents and several other well known figures in history. These are actual clips of these people speaking. Hear Grover Cleveland campaigning against Benjamin Harrison in 1892.
|WWII Looney Tunes Propaganda
Description:Video of the Looney Toons film "The Ducktators" from World War II.
|You Be the Historian
Description:Historians study the everyday lives of people who lived in the past by looking at clues: the objects and documents that people left behind and that have somehow survived. Someday future historians interested in the history of the late 20th century may study your family!