U. S. History: From the Civil War to Present - LSC-Kingwood

 

 

WEB RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND U.S. HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS

 

 

 


MAJOR HISTORY DIRECTORIES

 
The History Net site includes hundreds of articles & images from past & current history magazines.
History Buff's Reference Library Interesting history project - newspaper format.
Library Congress American Memory Library of Congress photo and essay archives.
Historical Maps of the United States
 

HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
 
Historical Documents A chronology of U.S. documents from Pre-Colonial to the present.  Flags included.
American Memory Project By the Library of Congress includes letters, photographs, essays, and more on a variety of American history topics. Recommended.
Declaration of Independence
100 Documents that Shaped History This US News and World Report site is searchable by chronology or theme.

CIVIL WAR 1860 - 1865

 
Gettysburg Nov 19, 1863. Full text of Gettysburg Address (Abraham Lincoln).  
54th. Mass. Volunteer Infantry Regiment Photographs, ca. 1860-1880  The 54th Mass African-American Infantry unit. First black trained unit in the Civil War.
Library of Congress Civil War Archives The Library of Congress has a large collection of photographs as well as Civil War displays.
Legality of the 14th Amendment (Congressional Record) From the Congressional Record - a presentation to congress concerning the 14th Amendment.
American Civil War World Homepage Civil war information, documents and archive. Great location to begin.
United States Civil War Research Center A large database of Civil War information and sites.
Confederate Pension Index - Texas This information is from the Texas State Library. Other states have their info online, also.
Abraham Lincoln Institute Timeline and other information about Lincoln.
 
WESTWARD EXPANSION 

How the West Was Won and Won.... An essay in the High Country News by Jim Woolf
Westward Expansion Links to essays and websites on the topic

 

INDUSTRIAL AGE 1880-1910
 
Courthouse Square 1880 - City of Brownwood, Texas Photo.
Expansion and Reform Chapter 6 discusses "The Era of Expansion and Reform." 
Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935 Includes papers and bibliography
The Titanic  A special exhibit from Encyclopedia Britannica (Titanic).

WORLD WAR I
 
World War I - Trenches on the Web WWI site - timeline, search engine, essays, etc.
The Great War PBS site - great - essays, interviews, etc.
WWI Chronology Timeline and description of certain WWI events

THE TWENTIES
 
Calvin Coolidge Sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation provides the best and latest material on Coolidge, his political ideas, and his life and times.
Renaissance History The Harlem Renaissance.
The Jazz Age An historical view through the music and events of the 20s and 30s, Coolidge and Lindbergh, The market crash of 1929.
America in the 1920's An overview of the decade.http://people.cornell.edu/pages/kpl5/Link5_overview.html
Temperance and Prohibition History of the movement; visit old time saloons.
The Progressive Era Links to general progressive era resources, reform, foreign policy, woman’s suffrage movement, politics, and labor.

THE THIRTIES
 
Voices from the Thirties: Oral histories.
Radio Radio information including Hopalong Cassidy, The Shadow, from 1932, and Sherlock Holmes.
WPA Life Histories--Home Page From Library of Congress.
The Great Depression Stories of Michigan during the Great Depression from the Michigan Historical Museum Photo Gallery.
The Crash and the Great Depression From PBS.
Great Depression Recipes  Includes recipes commonly made or invented during the Great Depression.

THE FORTIES
 
The Civilian Conservation Corps History and today.
The Forties War and Peace in the forties - a cultural essay.
Character Above All: Harry S. Truman Essay Very good. Includes photos.
Marshall Plan An essay on the Marshall Plan

WORLD WAR II
 
Battle of Bastogne Journal 1944 Journals of 10 days at the Battle of Bastogne by Prof Edward Peniche, Lone Star College-Kingwood.
D-Day Learning resource from Encyclopedia Britannica on D-Day and the Normandy Invasion. Includes detailed articles, personal histories
Women's Army Corps WWII Includes photos.
American Aircraft Carrier Directory Includes specific aircraft carriers, length, speed, class, armament, etc. Covers March and April, 1943.
Combat Chronology U.S. Army Air Forces Covers Jan., Feb., Mar., April, and Dec. of 1943.
Women Come to the Front The story and pictures of 8 women journalists, broadcasters, and photographers during WWII. Exhibit from Library of Congress.
4 Freedoms Speech - Roosevelt Speech given by F.D. Roosevelt on the sixth of January in 1941.
FDR Biographical information from the White House site.
Postwar Estrangement Post WWII, includes a telegram to Truman.
Japanese Surrender and other Documents Terms of surrender, offer of surrender, Potsdam Declaration, and Instrument of Surrender
Sunsite's collection of Military WWII documents WWII documents - gopher menu. Download or print.
Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor Raid: Overview and images.
Holocaust Encyclopedia Information from The United States Memorial Holocaust Museum.

THE FIFTIES
 
Elvis' Record History - The Fifties Just for fun - Elvis albums.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library Includes photos, bio info, links.
Korean War (1950-1953)
"The American 1950s" The #1 page for the 1950's.
Rosa Parks Essay with small photo.

KOREA
 
Korean War Project Home Page Dedicated to those who died in the Korean War.


THE SIXTIES

Jim Crow Oral History Project Interviews - memories of segregation.
Martin Luther King Includes "I have a dream" speech. 
The Malcolm X Interview 1965 Malcolm X was shot. This is an interview with Alex Haley.
Brown v. Board of Education Landmark U. S. Supreme Court Decision.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum The Library - archives.
Hippies - Haight-Ashbury Haight-Ashbury in 1967. Includes text, images, and photographs.
Best of Kennedy Assasination Web Sites Links to collected JFK sites.
Cuba The Cuban Missile Crisis: The British Response to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Includes an introduction, chapters 1-3, a conclusion, and a select bibliography of sources.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, the King Research and Education Institute provides an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired.

VIETNAM
 
Hanoi Hannah Text Text from Hanoi Hannah, radio celebrity, giving mixed messages and misinformation to American soldiers.
Citations A list of United States servicemen who received the nations highest military award during the Vietnam War.
Vietnam Era Documents. Vietnam War: 1965 - 1975. Senate Select POW-MIA Affairs Report, State Department White Paper on Vietnam, Tonkin Gulf Message and Resolution, Two letters from Ngo Dinn Diem, and Vietnam Vets Against the War Statement.
   

THE SEVENTIES
 
The Seventies Great overview of the decade.
Watergate Good site - journal. From Australia.....
Nixon Nixon Presidential Library & Museum 
Richard M. Nixon Official White House biography.

 

SPACE HISTORY
 
Apollo-11 Apollo II includes the crew, milestones, and the launch.
Historical Archive Historical Archive - Space History. Includes unmanned missions, unmanned missions, Gemini, Project Apollo, and the Space Shuttle.
Project Skylab Project Skylab includes goals,station, summary, manned and unmanned missions.

THE EIGHTIES

THE NINETIES


                                                                                                                                                     Sites gathered by Sally Die and Peggy Whitley. Updated 4/2012, JNC
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