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United States History Sources and Links


John A. Garraty. 1,001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History. New York: Doubleday, 1989.

Vincent Wilson, Jr. (editor). The Book of Great American Documents. Silver Spring, MD: American History Research Association, 1967.

Margaret Brown Klapthor. The First Ladies. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, 1975.

The Story of America. Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Association, 1975.


American National Biography Online
An exploration of American history through the lives of the men and women who shaped the nation.

America's Story
Discover what Abraham Lincoln had in his pockets on the night he was assassinated, see a film of a break-dancer from 1898, see fascinating facts about all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and much more.

Archiving Early America
A unique array of primary source material from 18th Century America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to this country's forebears more than two centuries ago.

Arlington National Cemetery

The Authentic History Center
Comprised of artifacts and sounds from American popular culture, this site was created to teach that the everyday objects in society have authentic historical value and reflect the social consciousness of the era that produced them. Authentic also means conforming to fact, and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Searchable database that includes biographies of every past and current member of either house of Congress.

Constitution Facts
The website companion to "The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It."

From Revolution to Reconstruction
A hypertext on American history from the colonial period until modern times.

Independence Hall Association
Founded in 1942 to spearhead the creation of Independence National Historical Park. The IHA owns the website, which supports our mission to educate the public about the Revolutionary and Colonial eras of American history, as well as Philadelphia generally.

National Women's Hall of Fame
A shrine to some of the greatest women in the history of this country.

Ohio History Central
A readily accessible, online resource that documents Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history through encyclopedic-style entries that are complemented with multimedia elements.

Son of the South
Over 7,000 pages of original Civil War content, including photographs, original illustrations, and eye-witness accounts. This site also has extensive sections on the Revolutionary War, the Mexican War, the Republic of Texas, and Indians.

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian
The Office of the Historian is responsible for the preparation and publication of the official historical documentary record of U.S. foreign policy in the Foreign Relations of the United States series. It researches and writes historical studies on aspects of U.S. diplomacy for use by policymakers in the Department and in other agencies, as well as for public information.

U.S. Senate Art and History

Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life stories.


"Moving Across America"
Thank you to Mia Snyder and her mother Nancy for telling me about this page.

Taxation History of the United States
A page of links to information covering the history of taxes in America, with emphasis on the taxes that spawned the American Revolution.

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