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American History
Covers the colonial period to Modern Times.

American History Sites from Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educator's
A very big list of web sites that are all about American History.

American Memory
Historical collections from the Library of Congress.

American Presidency
Encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia Americana and New Book of Knowledge give their entries here for the U.S. Presidents.

America's Story
The Library of Congress has designed this site specifically for kids. It contains many PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS!
Includes information on famous americans, the states and inventions. Click on "Jump back in time" for info on a specific
historical period.

Black History Month 1999
From CNN Interactive and World African Network, this site provides a black history
timeline, stories, and more.

Civil War Index Page
Links to many different sites about various aspects of the war: Battles, Generals, Medicine, Photographs, and much more.

Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents
This site from the Library of Congress includes a chronology of events from June 7, 1776 to January 18, 1777,
and a preview of unique documents from the collections of the Library of Congress that are now included in a
permanent exhibition, "Treasures of the Library of Congress."

A Deeper Shade of History
Check out "This Week in Black History" or search the Black History Database.

Discoverers Web
Part of a huge explorers and discoverers site, this section is an alphabetical listing of explorers. For more information, click on
their home page.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. Searchable by name, field of activity,
and date. Provides links to other sites.

Early America
Our main focus is primary source material from 18th Century America-- all displayed digitally. A unique array of original
newspapers, maps and writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to our forebears more than 200 years ago.

Encarta Schoolhouse: Harlem Renaissance
Musicians, writers, and noteworthy people of the Harlem Renaissance.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
This site is broken down by scientific field and also maintains an index for African
American women scientists.

The 50 United States: Capital Cities and Information Links
Brief facts about the states.

From Jim Crow to Linda Brown
A retrospective of the African American Experience from 1897 to 1953.

The History Channel
Website of the popular cable channel.

The History Place
Well organized site covering the American Revolution, Civil War, Vietnam War, WWII, 20th Century Topics & Presidents. Lots
of information for your report & fun to browse.

"Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery."

K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet
Information on the countries and cultures of Africa for students.

Lest We Forget: African-American History, Culture and Current Events
Many sites on past and present African American issues.

Liberty! The American Revolution
LIBERTY! is the story of the American Revolution---two and a half
decades of debate and rebellion, war and peace. It begins in the aftermath of
the French and Indian War and ends with the creation of the Constitution.
The Road to Revolution
Test your knowledge of the American Revolution with this fun game from PBS' Liberty Online.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University
The King Papers Project is a major research effort to assemble and provide historical information concerning Martin Luther King,
Jr. and the social movements in which he participated.

Mayflower Web Page
A comprehensice site on the subject.

National Parks and Historic Sites
Discover historic sites around the US significant to African American history.

The United States Colored Troops in the Civil War
Review the history of regiments and the African American men who fought in the
Civil War.

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Last updated: November 20, 2002
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