The Library of Congress site provides photos, documents, motion pictures, maps, and sound recordings.
Links to all the fifty states.
Core Documents of US History
Bill of Rights, Constitution, Federalist Papers, and other documents.
Gilder Lehrman Institute
“The Institute maintains this website to serve as a portal for American history on the Web; to offer high-quality educational material for teachers, students, historians, and the public”
The History Place
Information on U.S. history, World War II, Holocaust, and world history can be found here.
A timeline of 3,000 years is given by categories.
National Archives and Records Administration
A good source for primary documents.
Companion information to PBS programs.
Guides to current topics.
A collection of timeline for history, science, art, literature, and popular culture.
US Census Bureau
Based on the 2000 census data, tables, maps, statistics for counties and states can be found here.
United States Historical Census Browser
“The data presented here describe the population and economy of U.S. states and counties from 1790 to 1960.”
The White House Official Page
The White House Blog
This site will feature timely and in-depth content meant to keep everyone up-to-date and educated. Check out the briefing room, keep tabs on the blog (RSS feed) and take a moment to sign up for e-mail updates from the President and his administration so you can be sure to know about major announcements and decisions.
African American History
African American Mosaic Exhibition
This is a Library of Congress site.
This site, created by Tom March, is for grades 4-12.
Black History Month – Gale Group
Topics such as biographies and activities are listed on the sidebar.
Black History Month - InfoPlease
Celebrate Black History Month – History Channel
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Black History Month Study Guides.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and upcoming Black History
month, a free newspaper archive of 50,000 newspaper pages about Dr. King has
been released on
The website is a free service
of NewspaperARCHIVE.com and contains original stories about the Montgomery bus boycott, the 'I Have A Dream' speech, details about King's assassination on
April 4, 1968, along with thousands of other headlines detailing Martin Luther
King Jr.'s life and work."
Salem Witch Museum
Salem Witch Trials
The History Channel
This site on the decades gives information on each year of a decade.
New Deal Network
This site is devoted to the New Deal, life in the 1930's, and the Great Depression.
20th Century History by the Decades
A very thorough list of sites from the Chico High School Library.
Type in a date and find news and sports headlines, songs, average income and prices.
Emily Post's Etiquette (1920's)
- “Manners are made up of trivialities of deportment which can be easily learned if one does not happen to know them.” Post gives us thousands of tips on correspondence, wedding planning, party giving and conduct in every public or private setting.
At Fashion-Era.com we analyse two centuries of women's costume history and fashion history silhouettes in detail. Regency, Romantic, Victorian, Edwardian, Flapper,1940's Utility Rationing, Dior's New Look, 1960's Mini dress, 1970's Disco, 1980's New Romantics, Power Dressing, Haute Couture, Royal Robes, Fashion Semiotics, and Body Adornment, each retro fashion era, and future fashion trends are all defined.
The History Place
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Scholarly information on the Middle Ages.
Knights, Chivalry, and Tournaments Resource Library
Brian Price’s award winning sites provides an abundance of information on knights and chivalry.
Middle Ages: What was it Like to Live in the Middle Ages?
This site is part of the Annenberg/CPB Project and explores everyday life in the Middle Ages.
Sir Clisto Severword’s Tome of Adventure and Knowledge
This site opens to a table of contents that lists topics. Specific information can also be searched.
Abraham Lincoln Online
A variety of information such as documents; frequently asked questions; historical places; and educational links on the historical Lincoln is provided by this non-profit organization.
American Presidents: Life Portraits
C-Span has produced an attractive and informative web site that highlights the personal stories of presidents.
George Washington: A National Treasure
POTUS Presidents of the United States
“In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site.” http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/
This award winning site gives information on the presidents, their libraries, and first ladies.
Presidents of the United States (White House)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Biographical information is given on congressional representatives since 1774. Representatives can be searched by state.
Congress Link – About Government
Great links to government and political sites can be found on this site created by The Dirksen Congressional Center.
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
An electronic collection of basic Federal Government documents.
The official FBI web site.
This government site is designed so that the public can easily locate needed information.
“The premiere federal, state and local directory of official government and court web sites.”
A collection of the most commonly searched government sites.
National Constitution Center
Project Vote Smart
Find information on elected officials and on candidates running for an office.
The Supreme Court of the United States
If you need information on Supreme Court, this is the place to go.
This site includes the full text of the Congressional Record, pending legislation, and email addresses of congressional members.
Naval History and heritage Command
The Naval History & Heritage Command is the official history program of the Department of the Navy. Its lineage dates back to 1800 with the founding of the Navy Department Library by President John Adams. The Command now includes a museum, art gallery, research library, archives, underwater archaeology and curator as well as research and writing programs.
Women can be search alphabetically or by chronologically.
History of Women’s Suffrage in America
Historical information on the suffrage movement from the History Channel.
National Women’s Hall of Fame
National Women‘s History Project
This is a good place to begin research on women especially with the links to other sites.
New Jersey Women’s History
Notable facts, documents, images, classroom materials, links, and much more information is provide on women in New Jersey.
Women of the Century
Search by decade, achievement, or name.
You will information on the Asian countries including the cultures.
Bureau of Consular Affairs - Travel
State Department travel information includes important information on countries for citizens traveling outside the US.
CIA Fact Book
Information on all the countries can be found here.
The Dept. of the Army’s Country Studies provides valuable information on many countries.
Travel site recommended for the travel assignments.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
United Nations Cyber School Bus
Country and city profiles, statistics, and photographs are some of the information available. This site is geared to students.
World War I
Great resource for World War I : includes primary sources and propaganda posters.
World War II
This PBS website provides firsthand experiences of those involved in D-Day.
Guts and Glory
D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge are the focus of this PBS site.
The HistoryNet Archives: World War II
Background information on events from World War II can be found on this page. Check out War Letters.
World War II