American History

Native Americans 1520 - present

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Colonies

Colonies 1587-1739 Information about colonies, daily life, primary sources, other web sites
Colonies Primary Documents
Primary Souces Writings of the Pilgrims
Teaching American History Maryland State U. Primary Sources
All about the Mayflower


Mayflower passenger list names, biographies
Pilgrim History Mayflower, voyage, Wampanoag, Cape Cod, pilgrims, life in Plymouth, Plymouth today, Thanksgiving (includes recipes), crime and punishment, primary documents

Lewis and Clark Primary Documents


Presidents of the U.S.

History Central Photos, biographies, accomplishments
George Washington Primary Documents

American Revolution

Liberty! The American Revolution PBS site: Newspaper chronicles, a timeline, subject index including people, pivotal events, different documents and social and cultural context.
Perspectives PBS sites: includes information on daily life of colonies, global village (what was happening in the world at the time), military perspectives comparing the differences between the Americans and the British
Road to Revolution Game PBS: test your knowledge about the American Revolution
Music of the American Revolution
Early America Primary Sources. Freedom documents, milestone events, advertisements, maps, newspapers, cartoons, places, portraits...
Timeline of the American Revolutionary War Includes links to topics
Primary Sources Search for the appropriate dates. Includes letters, speeches etc.
The Maryland Gazette Primary Source newspapers - look carefully
Slavery Slaves appeal for freedom Primary Source doucments about slavery around 1774
Videos: Have Fun with History
History.com Videos, speeches, photos and interactives
Flags and fliersNational Archives Paintings and Drawings
Documents and newspapers Great stuff; check to see what's free
Spy Letters Primary Source lettersHistoryCentral Causes, battles, economics, daily life, primary sources, legends and myths
Primary Sources
Primary Sources

American Civil War

Poetry and music of the War Between the States This site features Confederate and Union soldiers' poetry and songs, plus popular songs like "Polly Wolly Doodle."
Selected Civil War photographs Library of Congress's American Memory site includes 1, 118 photographs taken during the Civil War.
Underground Railroad Ineractive website site simulates a slave's escape on the Underground Railroad with photographs and music clips. Includes maps, timeline and biographies
Webrangers: Be a Civil War Soldier This activity walks you through basic facts about the Civil War, allowing you to pick a side and print out enlistment papers.
Primary Sources Search for the appropriate dates. Includes letters, speeches etc.
Videos: Have Fun with History
History.com Videos, speeches, photos and interactives
Primary Sources

World War I

History Central Background, battles

World War II

The War: Dissemination of Information Examine the role government newsreels played in transmitting information to the American public during WW II. Explore how the newsreels were used as propaganda and compare and contrast heroles of modern media and WWII newsreels.
The War: Music and Movies LIsten to songs produced during WWII. Analyze the lyrics and melodiews an dexplain their effect on audciences. Review movies produced at this time to look for messages about the war effort depicted in the movies' plots, dialoge and sets.
Primary Sources Search for the appropriate dates. Includes letters, speeches etc.
Videos: Have Fun with History
The War: Search and Explore Comprehensive WWII info. including hundreds of photographs, primary source documents, clips of historical footage, interviews, home movies and newsreels
Holocaust Encyclopedia U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum information. Also includes informatin about current events (Darfur, Rwanda, Congo)
Primary Sources

THE DECADES

ebook: Primary Sources Through the Decades
http://www.historycentral.com/20th/index.html

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