|American History Index|
Learn how the government works through this site that explores how the government works.
This is an excellent site with timelines of history, Science, Arts and Literature
The complete text to James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton's great work "The Federalist Papers", explaining and defending the US Constitution.
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
US Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1873
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.
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)
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.
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.
A collection of photographs and documents about the Texas border presented by the Library of Congress/
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.
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.
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.