- Library of Congress
- The History Net
- America's Library
- Famous Trials
- U.S. History Topics
- 1600 - 1800 American Colonial Period
- Archiving Early America
Our main focus is primary source material from 18th Century America-- all displayed digitally. A unique array of original newspapers, maps and writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to our forebears more than 200 years ago.
- Colonial Hall: Biographies of America's Founding Fathers
The following biographical sketches of America's founding fathers are taken from the 1829 book, Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, by the Rev. Charles A. Goodrich. Some editing has been done including an effort to modernize the spelling.)
- Jamestown Rediscovery
Jamestown Rediscovery is investigating the remains of 1607-1698 Jamestown on the APVA property on Jamestown Island, Virginia.
- Mayflower History
Information about the Mayflower passengers, the trip, and many other facts .
- Salem Witch Trials
Essays and other resources, including court documents, of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Some of the papers and court documents are searchable. The site also includes a map of Salem, and information on a memorial for the victims. (added 6/7/99)
- 1801 - 1879 Explorers & the Westward Movement
- Discoverers Web Homepage
A collection of information about discovery and explorations from 3000 BC onward. Also includes biographies of famous explorers.
- Oregon Trail
a compendium of facts and details about the Oregon Trail
- End of the Oregon Trail
- The Great Chicago Fire
an online exhibition produced by the Chicago Historical Society and Academic Technologies of Northwestern University to mark the 125th anniversary of one of the most famous events in American history, as well as the most formative event in the history of Chicago
- Historic Steps of Lewis & Clark
- Historical Image Collection
If you need images and photographs of the old West, this is the site for you. Images are listed by subject and by state
- New Perspectives on THE WEST
Apart from the guided tour, the web site does not present a narrative history of the West. Instead, it presents the elements of Western history -- profiles, documents, images -- and encourages visitors to link these into patterns of historical meaning for themselves. The five main sections are Tour The West, Events, Places, People, and Archives. From PBS.
- The Wild West Gunfighters: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys
- The Wild West
- 1880 - 1949
- Military History
- Civil War
- Mountain Men & the Fur Trade
searchable site, subtitled Mountain Men and the Fur Trade in the Rocky Mountain West, covers the period from 1800-1850.
- The American West
History and development of the American West, from the Frontier and Pioneer days of the Wild West, to today's Modern West
- Old Timer's Page
How it used to be done: including The Ice House, Potting Meat, Salt Curing Meat Making Bread in a wood burning oven, Making Butter, Soap Making, Building a Cistern, Building a Root Cellar, The Out House, and more.
- Civil War Images
If you need images and photographs of the old West, this is the site for you. Images are listed by subject and by state.
- Expansion & The West
- Ghost Towns
- Women of the West
- The Donner Party
An excellent site by Daniel Rosen examines the day to day events of the greatest tragedy of the western expansion, including journal entries, images, links to other sources, and brief biographies of members of the party.
- Wyatt Earp Historical Home Page
This site deserves its place here because of its links to information on some of Earp's associates and contemporaries, including Bat Masterson, Billy the Kid, and others
- William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)
Thumbnail images of Buffalo Bill, his wild west show and includes a biography.
- The Overland Trail
The Overland Trail, established in 1862, went from Julesburg, Colorado to Fort Bridger, Wyoming where it joined the Oregon Trail. Look at the route, stations, stops, and landmarks, and biographies of people along the trail.
- Pony Express Home Station
Site maps, riders, history of the trail, museums, stations, statues, facts and a quiz about the Pony Express. A comprehensive site!
- Native American - Individual Tribes
- Native American - Megasites
- The American Experience
- Railroad Maps Collection
Study the growth of travel, settlement, industry and agriculture in the United States.
- WestWeb: Western History Resource
- Buckaroos in Paradise
Documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community created by the Paradise Valley Folklife Project
- Primary Resources - Western United States & Canada
websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
- Selected Photographs of the Civil War
- Valley of the Shadow
- Documenting the American South
- The Digital History Project
- History Matters
- History Tours
- Pennsylvanians in the Civil War
- Civil War era collections at Gettysburg College
- PBS: Reconstruction – The Second Civil War
Other Sites of Interest
Underground Railroad / Slavery
- Revolutionary War
- World War I
- World War II
- More World War II Web Sites (1939-1945)
- Korean War
- Vietnam War
- Native Americans
- Historical Documents & Speeches
- AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History - Arranged by era and sorted by author
- Historical Text Archive - The HTA provides original material , links to other sites, and electronic reprints of books and is organized by geography/nations and topics.
- America's Freedom Documents
Full text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
- Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents
Chronology of 1776 events and more from the Library of Congress
- US Historical Documents
US historic documents, in chronological order from pre-colonial through modern times.
- Words & Deeds in American History
Included are the papers of presidents, cabinet ministers, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, military officers and diplomats, reformers and political activists, artists and writers, scientists and inventors, and other prominent Americans whose lives reflect our country's evolution.
- Civil Rights Movement
- U.S. Presidents
- The Presidency
Grolier Online presents The American Presidency, an exclusive history of presidents, the presidency, politics and related subjects. You can select an encyclopedia set for either middle or high school age levels before you begin.
- POTUS: Presidents of the United States
- - In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site.
- Presidential Portraits at the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress staff has had frequent requests for presidential portraits. As a result, they've compiled this ready reference aid of formal and informal pictures. The selected images include at least one likeness of each of the forty-one presidents and most of the first ladies.
Short biographies and portraits of the U.S. Presidents
- First Ladies
Short biographies and portraits of the First Ladies
- Presidential Sites
Biographical and other related websites listed under each President's name