U.S. History

All Aspects of American History                              

Harper's Weekly

Harper's Weekly magazine database covers issues from 1857-1912. 

Historical Maps

Links to historical maps to various times in U.S. history

History Central

History's home on the internet.  This site includes information from all time periods as well as historical information for other countries.

Library of Congress 

National archives for our country.  It includes scavenger hunts, and primary source documents and links for our country.

Our Documents

A list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.

Overview of United States History          

 

This Day in History

Find out important (and not-so-important) things that happened any date of the year.

Those Were the Days

An annotated list of things that happened on this day in history.

U.S. National Archives

Public Domain site without any restrictions to copy the documents.

Who's Who in American History

 This site contains 102 biographies of famous Americans.

 

Colonial Period

The Colonial Period

 

United States History, 1600-1775

Explore the Colonial Period of our history through the Internet. You'll find maps, lesson plans, bibliographies and curriculum content materials here.

 

The Revolutionary War Period     

The Constitution of the United States

A worthwhile site containing information regarding our most cherished document.

 

George Washington Papers Homepage

The Revolutionary War

An excellent look back at the war that gave birth to our nation.

 

The Revolutionary War Period     

The Constitution of the United States

A worthwhile site containing information regarding our most cherished document.

 

George Washington Papers Homepage

The Revolutionary War

An excellent look back at the war that gave birth to our nation.

 

The Years Between the Wars and the Westward Movement

Along the Chisholm Trail

An exploration of the historic cattle trail's past, and present.

 

American West

Canandaigua Treaty of 1794

The treaty between the United States and the Six Nations.

The Donner Party

Revisit the trials and tribulations of the famed Donner Party as they tried to do the impossible.  Web Quest about the Donner Party includes many links for information.

The Federalist Archive

  A good collection of historical documents and political opinions.

From Revolution to Reconstruction

A wide ranging site dedicated to everything from the American Revolution to Reconstruction following the Civil War.

Indian Captivity Narratives

 A fine collection of stories about Americans and Mexicans held captive by Native Americans.

Interactive Santa Fe Trail

A wonderful site that features the early days of the Santa Fe Trail.

 

Mountain Men and the Fur Trade

 The history of Mountain Men in western lore.

Old West

 The legend and reality of 19th Century America west of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.

On the Chisholm Trail

Includes a map of the Chisholm Trail

Overland Trail

The Overland Trail was established by Ben Holladay in 1862 as a mail and stage coach route from Julesburg Colorado to Fort Bridger Wyoming.

Santa Fe Trail Interactive

Links to numerous resources about the Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail Net

Travel back in time to the days of the famous Santa Fe Trail.

Trail Rides of the Old West

Have some fun and join some of the best old west trail rides.

 

The West

PBS Archives of the West 1806-1848 -- links to web sites and images

Western Outlaw & Lawman History Association

This site is dedicated to the history of the Old West.

The Wild West

An interesting look at the famous and infamous characters that helped to shape the old West.

 

Industrial Revolution

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

 

Kid Info Web Site for Immigration and the Industrial Revolution

 

Samuel Slater:  Father of the Industrial Revolution

 

Civil War Period

American Civil War.com

Summary of events, timelines, battles, maps, people,  etc.

American Civil War Homepage

 

American Civil War Information Archive

A very expansive site dealing with the Civil War.

Camp Life: Civil War Collections from Gettysburg National Military Park

 

Camp Life: Civil War Collections from Gettysburg National Military Park

 

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors

 

Civil War: United States Colored Troops

Nearly 200,000 men are thought to have served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War.

Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet

  Diaries and papers of women's experiences in the Civil War.

National Geographic Online Presents: The Underground Railroad

 

Our Shared History:  African American Heritage

 National Park Service's tour of historic properties

Poetry and Music of the War Between the States