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American History Resources

  • American History Online - American History Online offers a Facts on File Online database containing biographies, events, topics, primary sources, timeline, image gallery, and maps and charts.

  • American Rhetoric - This website provides a database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two. Plus, there is a full-text, audio, and video database of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century.

  • Connecticut History - This site offers the Connecticut State Library's state history links from Native Americans to post World War II.

  • Congressional History - This site has the number of republicans and democrats from the first to the 106th congress, who was president and vice-president and more.


  • History Place - From the American Revolution to genocide in the Twentieth Century this site has concise timelines of major historical events, pictures, audio, and much more.




  • The Papers of George Washington - This site is brought to you by the University of Virginia and includes maps, portraits, documents, articles, and much more.


  • U.S. History - Created by the Independence Hall Association this site has historical information on Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, America's longest mile, and much more. The Betsy Ross page also contains information on the US Flag including a timeline of its development.

  • Valley of the Shadow - A University of Virginia project that compares two towns, one north the other south, before, during, and after the civil war by their newspapers, diaries, letters, maps, census records, and much more.