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US History Websites

  • Civil War Photographs Home Page: This site, part of the American Memory/Library of Congress contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. Thecollection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.
  • History of the United States from Mississippi State University
  • The American Studies Web is a fabulous starting place for all aspects of American history, government and literature studies.
  • From Revolution to Reconstruction: An HTML-hypertext on American History, from the colonial period until the First World War. This is a virtual textbook on American history.
  • Internet Resources for African American Music, from the Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University.
  • Presidential Inaugural Addresses - All the inaugural speeches made by all the presidents through George Bush. Nice way to look at the popular issues of American history.
  • American Memoryis the Library of Congress offering of primary-source and archival collections relating to American culture and history.
  • The FDR Cartoon Collection - also contains teacher lesson plans.
  • Vietnam - Stories Since the War - A collection of oral histories presented from those who remember and experienced the era. How to students can use oral histories, form their own, are included.
  • Vietnam War from Mississippi State University.
  • Plymouth History - An early American history web site. Check it out--they are few and far between on the WWW.
  • The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865).
  • Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man - Everything you need to know and more about this Founding Father.
  • The 50 States of the United States - Take an indepth look at the capitals and demographics of each state.
  • Civil War information on Bryan Boyle's Bronx Bulletin Board.
  • America's West - Development & History - An indepth look at the West.
  • The Oregon Trail This site was created as an adjunct to the PBS film of the same name and is immediately useful to any teacher using MECC's Oregon Trail software.
  • Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War - A great emphasis on local history and primary sources with this page. As its title reveals, the site concentrates on letters written home by a Civil War soldier. What makes the site even more useful is that it also contains information on how to get further Civil War information and how to make your own family history available on the Web.
  • Abraham Lincoln Online- This site contains not only information on Lincoln's speeches and writings, but a list of additional historically related sites, resource information, and an interactive mail-bag. Especially useful, the site provided weekly quizzes on the subject of Abraham Lincoln. The site acts as a good reference source to teachers and students than anything else.
  • Academy of American Poets- Here is an interdisciplinary opportunity to facilitate a subject with which students sometimes have a tough time. Use the Internet to heighten their interest! The Academy of American Poets has created a superb site that includes a listening booth where one can hear poems read by their authors, a variety of historic and thematic exhibits, and a list of featured poets.
  • Gettysburg Welcome Center - A virtual tour of this battle site.

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