American History at Chamisa Mesa High School

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"In Germany they first came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant."
"Then they came for me --- and by that time no one was left to speak up."
German Pastor Martin Niemoller
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  • Civics at Works

  • Learn how the government works through this site that explores how the government works.
  • American History Through her Songs and Music

  • Geography

  • TimeLine

  • This is an excellent site with timelines of history, Science, Arts and Literature
  • Core Documents

  • The Gilder Lehrman Collection of Original Documents

  • The Federalist Papers

  • The complete text to James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton's great work "The Federalist Papers", explaining and defending the US Constitution.
  • The Spanish and Portuguese Explorations

  • This richly illustrated (yet quickly loading) tutorial from the Applied History Research Group at the University of Calgary guides users through the European voyages of exploration and conquest in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
  • Early America

  • Native American Views

  • A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation:

  • US Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1873
  • Gunston Hall Plantation

  • George Mason and the American Revolution. This is an excellent site describing the Life of George Mason (Mason-Dixon Line) and the Colonial Times in Revolutionary America.
  • Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man

  • Non-Violence in America

  • The Presidents

  • Abraham Lincoln On-Line

  • Political Writers

  • Slavery In the United States

  • Orphan Trains

  • Rgis site is the history of moving the orphans out of New York City to the Mid-West to work on farms. Thousands of children were sent West during this period. (1854 -1930's)
  • The Dangers of Working in the Coal Mines

  • What follows is Andrew Roy's account of the disaster at Avondale. Read this description not just for the story of what happened, but for the emotions that underlay this account as well. The images that accompany this account were not in the original, but in an account of another mine disaster in the Gilded Age.
  • Making Steel and Killing Men

  • Stories and photo essays of late nineteenth century steel mills. Includes links to other stories about working in the Steel Mills that are so exalted in the history of America.
  • The Steel Workers

  • Women in American History

  • Westward Movement

  • The Mexican-American War Memorial Home Page

  • The Texas Border 1910-1920

  • A collection of photographs and documents about the Texas border presented by the Library of Congress/
  • Manifest Destiny and Imperialism

  • The Naval Battle at Santiago

  • This is the account of the Naval Battle that took place in Santiago, Cuba in 1898 and ended the Spanish-American War. This was the continuation of the policy of Manifest Destiny and succeeded in driving Spain out of Cuba and Central America.
  • Celebrating Democracy

  • Eyewitness: History through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It

  • Oral History onLine

  • History Guides

  • This new guide explores thresholds of change, which include cultural and political thresholds such as those crossed by African-Americans rising up from slavery, and some of the internal thresholds individuals cross by courage, faith, and love.
  • Oral Histories Presented by the BBC

  • Listen to the stories of domestics having to scrub floors during their childhoods and boys becoming men by descending into the mines at the age of 15. More stories throughout this excellent site.
  • Urban Legends

  • AMerican History at Teachers First
  • World HIstory Links for Students

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