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Links to History Sites on the Internet


This links page is organized to help you locate the kind of information you need.  For sites that have many different topics, look to the "General History Links".  For specific time period information, look to the U.S. History Links.  Finally, for links to the research topics - Native American, and Vietnam Era Magazine, look to Research Links:
 
 

General History Links | U.S. History Links by Era | U.S. History Project Research Links










If you find good internet sites or dead links, please notify teacher by email:  mailto:kwilliams@djusd.k12.ca.us

 
 



 
 

General History Links
 
 

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U.S. History Links

Colonization, Revolution and Constitution (1607-1800)

American Revolution
Documents: Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, Constitution
U.S. Constitution

Expansion of the United States 1800-1853

Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Alamo
Mountain Men in the American West
Mexican-American War

The Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1880)

American Civil War Homepage
United States Civil War Center
Civil War Medicine
African American History

Post-Civil War America - Industrialization, Immigration and the Settlement of the West (1880-1910)

Westward Expansion - The Wild West
U.S. Patent Office History
Immigration
Ellis Island Online
Unions
The Age of American Imperialism
Panama Canal

World War and American Society (1910-1930)

World War One
Roaring Twenties
Harlem Renaissance

The Great Depression and World War Two (1930-1945)

New Deal
World War Two

The Cold War and American Society (1945-1960)

Cold War Links
Atomic Archive
Korean War

The Vietnam War and American Society (1960-present)
Vietnam War
The 60's Project
Persian Gulf War - "Desert Storm"

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U.S. History Research Project Links

U.S. History Project Links

The American West / Post-Civil War America Project | Roaring 20’s Trading Cards | Vietnam War Magazine |

A.P. History Project Links

U.S. Presidents Project | Time Capsule Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The American West / Post Civil War Project Links

 

Native American Links

 

Native American Tribes Links - conducted by Columbia University
Western Tribes Summaries - covers only tribes in the Western U.S.
Native American Home Pages - listed alphabetically- may be a good source for current information
500 Nations - lists geographically - if you knowwhere your tribe is located, this might be good place to go.
Southwest Tribes - Apache, Navajo and Hopi
Native American Flags - links to flags and their stories for many different Native American tribes.

First Nations Histories - histories and links to many East Coast tribes
Maps for Native American Tribes - this site has a big map of the U.S. - click on the area your tribe is in and you'll get a close up.

 

The American West Links

 

Transcontinental Railroad

The Railroad

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/rail.html

http://cprr.org/Museum/index.html - lots of pictures and links

http://cprr.org/Museum/Chinese.html - specific info about Chinese-American contributions

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/iron/index.html - good summary - also, there is a video – The Iron Road

 

Mining in the West

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/hawphome.html - pictures galore.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/episodes/three/ - good overview of the Gold Rush – also, there is a video – The West:  Speck of the Future

http://www.nypl.org/west/hw_mining.shtml

http://www.goldrush1849.com/thewaywest.html

 

Growth of Los Angeles

http://www.ladwp.com/aboutdwp/history/allabout/allabout.htm - finding a water source was key to allowing Los Angeles to continue to grow.

http://www.losangelesalmanac.com/topics/Population/po25.htm - population statistics

http://www.losangelesalmanac.com/topics/History/hi06de.htm - William Mulholland

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/places/states/california/ca_la2.htm - specific information about the growth of Los Angeles

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/places/states/california/ - lots of links and maps for California History

 

Other Topics

Chinese Immigration

Cattle Industry

Exodusters

Gunslingers and Outlaws

Cowboys

 

Industrial America Links

 

Brooklyn Bridge

http://www.endex.com/gf/buildings/bbridge/bbridge.html

 

Labor Union History

http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Eco_Unionization.htm - general union history

http://www.boondocksnet.com/labor/history/songs_for_labor06.html - labor song

http://www.boondocksnet.com/labor/history/songs_for_labor05.html - labor song

http://www.aflcio.org/gallery_hist/index.htm - lots of sources for labor history.  You may need to surf.

http://www.iww.org/info/wobbly.shtml - origin of the nickname “wobbly” – what people called International Workers of the World (I.W.W.) members

http://www.iww.org/info/SaintJohn1.shtml#brief - brief history, and below, the preamble

 

Social Darwinism

http://www.ioa.com/~shermis/socjus/socdar.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carnegie/peopleevents/pande03.html - Herbert Spencer

 

Trusts

http://www.us-highways.com/sohist.htm - timeline of Standard Oil

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carnegie/peopleevents/pande01.html - Carnegie biography

http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~wgreene/firmsandmarkets/VerticalIntegration.ppt - good Power Point which discusses horizontal and vertical integration with current examples

 

Inventions

http://www.uspat.com/historical/index.shtml - Patent history in the United States.  A good starting point for important inventions/inventors.

 

American Culture in Post Civil War America

 

Rags to Riches

http://www.horatioalger.com/junior.htm

 

Child Labor

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/ - great pictures

http://www.boondocksnet.com/labor/ - several links about the campaign to end child labor

 

Popular Entertainment

http://naid.sppsr.ucla.edu/coneyisland/ - Coney Island (various)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/coney/ - PBS Coney Island site

http://www.baseball1.com/bb-data/e-hist-1.html - baseball history

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma02/easton/vaudeville/vaudeville.html - Vaudeville!

 

Cult of Domesticity

http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/386/truewoman.html - a bit long, but good discussion of the many aspects and expectations surrounding the Cult of Domesticity.

http://www.nevadapages.com/jparker/article1.html - the Cult of Domesticity in the West.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roaring 20's Trading Cards

The following links are all taken from the same site - The 1920s.  However, I've organized the site into categories to better facilitate your searches.

1920s Timeline - this is a great place to start if you are looking for original topics.  The timeline briefly mentions topics that might entice you to do further research.  Remember, your cards cannot consist of only topics mentioned in the book.

Social
The Arts - this has information about films, actors, music, photography, painting, and more.  Again, an excellent site to browse if you know you want to do an "arts" card, but really don't know what subject to do.
Artists of the 1920s - focuses on Stielglitz, Benton and Sheeler.
Literature of the 1920s - famous novelists like Fitzgerald, Lewis, and Hemingway as well as poets like Langston Hughes.
Scandals, Crimes and Trials - just what it says - highlights are Al Capone, and the  Leopold-Leob Murder Trial, among others.
Society and Fads - this page has FOUR different "pages".  All focus on some aspect of daily cultural life in the United States - games, fashion, slang, thrill seeking fads, and fads in general.  Lots of information here...so be patient.
Fads and Fashion - for fads, this site focuses on Mahjongg, and Freudism.  It also focuses on men's and women's fashion.
Sports in the 1920s - highlights sports figures from all different sports - Gertrude Ederle (swimming), The Four Horsemen (football), Bobby Jones (golf)...just about all sports.

Political

Political leaders - highlights Presidents, and important American leaders of the 1920s.
Law, Prohibition and Social Reform - not a lot here - Prohibition, Margaret Sanger (birth control), and Women's Suffrage.
Warren G. Harding - contains info about elections, domestic and foreign policy, his death, among other things.  Use the bar on the left to navigate.
Calvin Coolidge -
Herbert Hoover -

Economic

The Economy of the 1920s - only focuses on the farm crisis and the Stock Market Crash
Science and the Humanities - focuses on many different inventors, as well as information about early television and radio.  Also has a page devoted to philosophy and theologians.
Business Leaders of the 1920s - the people behind the business.  Interesting highlights?  Clarence Birdseye, Charles Walgreeen, Walter Chrysler, among others.
The Ponzi Scheme - Looking for an economic card.  Go to this site to learn about one of the coolest scams in the 1920s.

 

 

 

Vietnam War Magazine

Vietnam War

Chronology of the Vietnam War - a good overview 1930-present.  This site might be a good starting point for groups looking to find ideas for articles.

Vietnam War Internet Project - this site contains links to resources, images, and articles on the Vietnam War.  Be warned, the resources section is HUGE...be patient, there is a lot there.
Vets With a Mission - Excellent site that contains information about the country, history of the conflict.  You'll need to look at the links along the top of the page.
Battlefield Vietnam - contains excellent information on guerilla warfare, the air war, the seige at Khe Sahn, and a timeline of American involvement in the war.
The Virtual Wall - a tribute and virtual exhibit of the Vietnam War Memorial
The Vietnam War Photo Album

The Vietnam War – well organized with very cool pictures.  Thanks to Dara Nezamfar for the link.

 

American Culture During the War

The Fifties Web - outlines the culture of the 1950s - music, tv, games, pop history, etc.  Many links are organized by year.  There is a lot of oddball trivia here.
The Sixties - extended chronology (year by year) of the 1960s.  Some oddball trivia.

American Culture in the 60s
Posters from 1965-1975 - cool U.S. and Vietnamese posters from the time period.

Songs of the 60's - simply a list of popular music.  Some songs have links.
Protests of the 1960s - this site contains links to the numerous protest movements of the 1960s
70s Preservation Society - pop culture in the 1970s - tv, music, etc.
The Super70s - covers culture - books, cars, music, science, sports, etc.  Not a lot of depth, but you might find some useful things.

Yesterdayland.com – Amazing wealth of pop culture information from the 1940s-1990s.  Includes information about Saturday Morning Cartoons, music, movies, prime time tv, lunchboxes…much more!  Take a stroll down memory lane.

Politics During the Vietnam War Era

Dwight D. Eishenhower – (1953-1961) click on the links on the left to navigate around this extensive site.
John F. Kennedy – (1961-1963) click on the links on the left to navigate around this extensive site.
Lyndon B. Johnson – (1963-1969) click on the links on the left to navigate around this extensive site.
Richard M. Nixon – (1969-1974) click on the links on the left to navigate around this extensive site.

Gerald R. Ford – (1974-1977) click on the links on the left to navigate around this extensive site.

Jimmy Carter – (1977-1981) click on the links on the left to navigate around this extensive site.

Ronald Reagan – (1981-1989) click on the links on the left to navigate around this extensive site.

George Bush – (1989-1993) click on the links on the left to navigate around this extensive site.

Bill Clinton – (1993-2001) click on the links on the left to navigate around this extensive site.

 

 

A.P. U.S. History

U.S. Presidents Research Project

 

Election Statistics

 

Images of American Political History – site contains electoral maps.  You will need to scroll down to this collection of maps 1796-1968.

President Elect.org – contains election information and electoral maps from 1789-2000.  Click on the election year on the left side of the screen.

 

General Presidential Information

 

POTUS (Presidents of the United States) - this site contains election results, cabinet members, notable events, links to biographies on the web, historical documents, and interesting trivia on ALL 42 American Presidents.
 The White House - Presidents of the United States - this site was created by the White House and has interesting trivia as well as short biographies of all the Presidents.
Presidents - this site contains a lot of primary and secondary source information about each President.
Presidential Portraits - this site contains the official presidential portrait for each President
Grolier Presidents Online – has links to several different online sites dealing with the Presidents.

PBS "The President" - this site only gives brief outlines of the Presidents - foreign policy, domestic policy, historical events during their presidency.
American President.org - a general Presidential information website.

Oyez.org – this site organizes significant court cases by era.  Easy place to start and maybe end your Supreme Court case search

Time Magazine’s 10 Most Notorious Pardons – it’s only 10…but it’s a start.

Wikipedia’s List of Significant Pardons

The American Presidency Project and Executive Orders – easy to search listing of over 3000 executive orders.  Only goes back to John Quincy Adams.

The Donnelly Collection of Executive Orders – for ALL Presidents…the only catch is this group has selected on their own which executive orders to choose.

 

Historical Events of the Time Period

 

History Channel – Contains general historical timelines for all decades.  You’ll need to select a century and then you can select by decade.

Time Capsule of the 20th Century – contains general information for the 19th and 20th centuries.  Just enter a date.

U.S. History Time Line – contains general information about decades in U.S. History.  Might be a good starting point to find significant domestic events.

American History Timeline – divides events into categories:  Native American, Planetary (World), Technological, Cultural, Popular.

 

Images

 

Harper’s Weekly Online – go to “more features” and check out Political Prints 1776-1876.  This has political cartoons for this entire period.  Also, simply try searching “Cartoon of the Day”.  Or, check out the numerous other “features”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Capsule Project

 

Authentic History – great site which has primary source images, music and sometimes art from every time period in American History.

Late 19th Century History – Industrialism, the West, New Manifest Destiny and Progressivism all have sections at this well organized site of links.

Retroland – Amazing wealth of pop culture information from the 1930s-1990s.    The front page only highlights 60s-90s, but if you click on one of the topic tabs, you should be able to access information from earlier in the 20th century.  Includes information about Saturday Morning Cartoons, music, movies, prime time tv, lunchboxes…much more!  Take a stroll down memory lane.

 

The West – amazing companion website to Ken Burns’ and Steven Ives’ amazing series The West.  Well organized and easy to use.

 

Reconstruction – PBS site to accompany their series Reconstruction:  The Second Civil War

Ulysses S. Grant – Companion website to PBS show Ulysses S. Grant.  He was the President during most of Reconstruction, so this site should be helpful.

 

American IndustrialismAbout.com’s links…not many but some could be useful.

The Rockefellers – PBS companion site to the series.

Andrew Carnegie – PBS companion

 

American Imperialism – good information and documents.  Not terribly in depth.

 

Teddy Roosevelt – companion PBS website to the excellent Teddy Roosevelt episode.

Woodrow Wilson and Progressivism – companion PBS website. 

 

Woodrow Wilson and WWI – companion to the PBS website.

World War One – somewhat useful if you search well.  This site is mostly dedicated to Europe, but has many sources highlighting American involvement.

 

The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression – lots of links to other sites…some work, some don’t.

Surviving The Dust Bowl – companion website to PBS show.

 

World War II – many links to some websites that could be helpful in making your time capsule more unique and creative.

World War II in Color – companion website for the PBS series.  Many topics – good primary sources, and images.

 

Cold War Outline – great chronological approach with images and text (if desired).

The Cold War – companion website to CNN’s production The Cold War.

The Cold War Online Exhibits – nice exhibits…sometimes they don’t highlight American involvement.

 

The Fifties Web - outlines the culture of the 1950s - music, tv, games, pop history, etc.  Many links are organized by year.  There is a lot of oddball trivia here.

American Culture in the 50s


The Sixties – lots of stuff on the 60s.  May take some “surfing patience”.  Some oddball trivia.

American Culture in the 60s

1960s Chronology Links – extensive list of documents and sites organized chronologically through the 60’s
Posters from 1965-1975 - cool U.S. and Vietnamese posters from the time period.
Songs of the 60's - simply a list of popular music.  Some songs have links.
Protests of the 1960s - this site contains links to the numerous protest movements of the 1960s

Vietnam Online – companion website to the series Vietnam:  A Televised History.

Battlefield Vietnam – companion website to the PBS series Battlefield:  Vietnam

 
70s Preservation Society - pop culture in the 1970s - tv, music, etc.
The Super70s - covers culture - books, cars, music, science, sports, etc.  Not a lot of depth, but you might find some useful things.

 

1980s Flashback – pretty much what the title of the website conveys.

The Presidency of George H.W. Bush – nice and short regarding the Bush Presidency 1989-1993.

The Gulf War – nice short website with good images and outlines concerning the 1991 Persian Gulf War.