Check out this extensive list of US History links from the first explorers to the present!
American History Timeline
This site by the Smithsonian Institute sums up American History by date, starting in 1607 and ending in the 21st century. Splitting up American history by the era and most important events of the time creates an easier understanding of such a complex subject. This is a great reference for homework papers and assignments.
Search for American History Information
This site has a whole lot of links to information about all of American history, from the early explorers to what is happening today. This is a great first step in researching American history.
Women of the Century
One hundred years ago, many people believed a woman’s place was in the home. Women were excluded from voting booths, most colleges and universities, and all but a few professions. Now women can be found in the halls of Congress, science labs, athletic fields—even outer space. But they didn’t arrive there overnight. Experience the incredible changes of the century, as we look back at the personalities, achievements, and voices that defined each decade.
African-American History Links
This site is in chronological order with great links to useful sites if you’re researching African-American History.
Asian American History
This is a great site to explore Asian-American History, from early Asian migration to the building of the West to today. You can search for information by person, event or subject.
Hispanic people have been an important part of America’s history and at this site you can find out how they help grow and build America. You can find out about famous Latino people, learn about Hispanic history in America and even tell others what you think about your own heritage.
History and facts about United States Hispanics including data on demographics, education, employment, and other topics.
Native American History
This site has hundreds of links to Indian cultures, languages, tribes, and history. If you have an assignment dealing with Native American issues this should be the first place you look.
Notable Women Ancestors
This site has lots of information on notable women ancestors, from the famous to the important women behind-the-scenes. What makes this site unique is that actual relatives of these women have contributed nearly all of the biographies here.
Welcome to the Conquistadors On-line Learning Adventure! This site teaches you about the Spanish Conquistadors in the New World – and the legacy of their contact with Native Americans.
Salem Witch Trials
In 1692, 24 innocent men and women were killed for witchcraft. How did a village get caught up in such madness? Enter a world very different from our own and discover the fears, struggles and beliefs of everyday people in Salem.
The American Revolution
Explore the battles, personalities and events of the Revolutionary War. At this site you can find a timeline of events leading up to and during the war, find out what it was like to live in America at the time and find in-depth information about the battles that were fought and reasons for the war.
This site can help all students find what they need to know about Colonial America with its maps, timelines, overviews and more!
Few human practices have provoked such deep and widespread outrage as the practice of one human being enslaving another. So why has slavery survived for thousands of years? How did it become so important to civilization? Explore the ways that slavery has been woven into the fabric of societies in America and around the world.
The Louisiana Purchase
This is a great introduction to the Louisiana Purchase and the growth of the US.
Lewis & Clark: The Corps of Discovery
Learn about the opening of the West, through the adventures of Lewis & Clark and their men. You will get an overview of their exploration of the West, what they saw and the Indian tribes that helped them along the way.
The Time of Abraham Lincoln
Learn about President Lincoln and his time, including the issues that deeply divided a nation and led to the Civil War. If you have an assignment about Lincoln or the Civil War this is the place to start.
The Civil War
This huge civil war database covers all the bases. Anything you need can be found by using the links on the left.
Civil War Photographs
The US Library of Congress has published 1,118 photographs on the web. 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. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men. Please Note: Some of these photographs contain pictures of soldiers killed in battle. Please use these photos respectfully.
Tying into the Civil War, this site on the Reconstruction period has sections on Causes, Timelines, Overviews, Battles and more.
This site has an online textbook for help with all aspects of the Westward Expansion in America.
Based on the wonderful documentary by Ken Burns, this web site has lots of information about the history of the West, including Native American tribes, cowboys, and the places and events that made this place so unique.
The US- Mexican War
This site gives a great interactive overview of the US-Mexican War and how it impacts our relations in the Southwest U.S. today.
Crucible of an Empire: The Spanish-American War
Learn about the growth of the United States into a world power through the Spanish-American War. You can find out the events, people and places that created our nation as a new superpower.
The Industrial Revolution
This site has links to more specific information about the Industrial Revolution – from Eli Whitney and Cotton Gin to the growth of great factories in the East and Midwest. Explore the men and women who helped create our modern economy at this site.
Search Immigration History
This is a great site for students who are studying immigration. There are links to more specific information to help you learn about the immigrants to the New World during this time in history.
The Great Migration: Goin’ to Chicago
Learn about how thousands of African-Americans left the South to find new jobs and new lives in the North. This site gives you a good overview of the history, culture and events of families moving to Chicago in the early 1900s.
The Great War
Explore the history of World War I, or the Great War, through photos, words and movies. You can learn about the battles, the men who fought them, but also about the politics and social history of the war and how it affects us today
Search for Great Depression Information
The year is 1929 and the stock market crashes. Learn about the causes and effects of the Great Depression though the links at this site, including the economic, political and social responses.
The New Deal
After the Great Depression, the federal government and President Roosevelt offered “a New Deal” to Americans to help them rebuild the country. Explore the government’s program, as well as how it affected America at this site.
Encyclopedia of WW II
Read articles and see pictures of WW II, including the men, timelines and events of this important era. If you have an assignment on World War II, this is the place to start.
World War II
This is a link to a great site with topics involving World War II. From the people, places, events and battles, you can find what you're looking for at this website.
Second World War
Learn not only about the events of the war—the major offensives, the holocaust, and the battles, but also about the people, including secret agents, military leaders, war journalists, and the women in the war.
Learn about how the Holocaust happened, what was the Holocaust and how it is still affecting us today. Please Note Some of the images and words on this site may be upsetting to some students. Please use this information respectfully.
This site can give good broad, general information about the Civil Rights movement in America.
Civil Rights Timeline
This is a great link for understanding the timeline for significant events in the Civil Rights Movement. It will help you to understand the order of the events you have already read about.
Struggle for Hispanic Worker Rights: Cesar Chavez & the UFW
Learn about rise of the United Farmworkers Union and its charismatic leader, Cesar Chavez. You will learn about the rise of Chicano activism and how it shaped the modern American labor movement.
American Cultural History 1950-1959 Read about the ‘fabulous fifties’ in this comprehensive web-site. Everything you need to know about the fifties.
Read about the ‘fabulous fifties’ in this comprehensive web-site. Everything you need to know about the fifties.
Vietnam: The American Experience
Learn about the war in Vietnam, the battles that were fought, the impact on America and its youth and the politics behind the scenes.
September 11: Bearing Witness to History
The Smithsonian's online exhibition of September 11th history, including personal stories, photos, and the opportunity to contribute your own personal story into the digital archive.
American Historical Maps
View the Library of Congress’s historical American map collection online. Download maps from 1500 to 1999 on cities and towns, roads and railroads, military battles and many other categories.
Biography of America
Explore America’s rise and growth through a series of interactive maps that cover from our early beginnings in small settlements to the growth the U.S. as a superpower. This is a great place to see how a variety of historical events are related.
American Historical Documents
Check out “our” documents. Includes famous American treaties, agreements, and amendments, organized by year.
Biographies of Famous Americans
Search this site for broad information on famous Americans. Check out the divisions (famous females, famous African-Americans, etc). You will find who you’re looking for.