U.S History
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The United States history pages on this website are arranged chronologically.
What follows is a list of topics covered on the U.S. history pages.
Beneath that index there are some general U.S. history links.

Exploration period
Colonial period
Revolutionary War
Constitutional period
Founding documents

Nineteenth century
War of 1812
Antebellum period
Mexican War
Civil War

Spanish-American War
Twentieth century

From Revolution to Reconstruction -- http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/
Online texts in American History, with links to many primary sources. Very useful to see what was actually written or stated.
American Memory -- http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/
"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning." Collections are browseable by topics which include Advertising; African American History; Architecture, Landscape; Cities, Towns; Culture, Folklife; Environment, Conservation; Government, Law; Immigration, American Expansion; Literature; Maps; Native American History; Performing Arts, Music; Presidents; Religion; Sports, Recreation; Technology, Industry; War, Military; and Women's History. The collection may also be browsed by time period, by type of document, and by region.
New York: A Documentary Film Online - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/
This is the Web site for the 7 part, 14 1/2 hour series on the city of New York. The site has links to the filmakers, the film, interviews, and resources such as a timeline, bibliography, Web links and teacher materials; a 3-D trip around the city; and Learning Adventures in Citizenship where "kids can explore the intriguing history of New York, do activities to learn more about the history of their own towns."
Digital History - http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu
This comprehensive U.S. history education website includes an online textbook, annotated historical documents, and more than 70 interactive, inquiry-based modules. There is also a timeline and the "History Reference Room" gives access to online encyclopedias, audio and visual resources, and historical newspaper articles. The HyperHistorian link leads to an expert who can help students find answers to questions found on the site. Lesson plans, resource guides and learning modules are available here. The site is co-sponsored by the National Park Service, University of Houston, Chicago Historical Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.