National Geographic Magazine Index
Search National Geographic magazine from 1888 to the present (as well as National Geographic books and videos) by subject, author and title.
The World Factbook
Important unclassified CIA data on every country. Data includes area, climate, disputes, natural resources, environment, population, inflation rate, GDP, agriculture, industries, defense expenditures, national holidays, literacy rate, religion, legal system, labor force and much more.
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
From the CIA, this source lists government officials for over 250 countries.
A catalog of government resources .
Source for Non-Supreme Court cases after 1893
First Amendment Handbook
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
Kids World: Government
Source for World and U.S. government information.
Legal Information Institute
From Cornell Law School , this site includes great law information and links. To search, drop to the bottom of the first screen.
U.S. History: General
American Experience: Technology
American technology, including inventions, from PBS.
Collections of words, pictures, sounds, and movies from the Library of Congress Americana collections.
History Channel: This Day in History
Search for what happened on any day of the year by using the "Your Birthday" box.
Invention Dimension Inventor Archive
MIT's invention site
National Archives Online Exhibit Hall
Browse the online exhibits, which include famous documents, posters from World War II, photographs, and a special exhibit called "When Nixon Met Elvis."
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Search by inventor or invention for information on individuals who have been honored by the NIHF. To be selected, the invention of the nominee must be under a US patent, must contribute to the nation's welfare, and must promote the progress of science and the useful arts.
Colonial America :
From National Geographic, this site lets readers experiment into how an innocent person living in Salem during the 1692 witch hunts could easily be branded as possessed.
Salem Witch Trials at DiscoverySchool.com
Learn more about the real story behind the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials.
The Salem Witchcraft Trials
One of Doug Linder's featured Famous Trials.
African American Pamphlets Home Page
This collection presents a review of African-American history and culture, from the early 19th through the early 20th centuries, with most published between 1875 and 1900.
This website focuses on small out of the way travel destinations of the American West.
Provides information about the various trails that settlers followed on their way to the West.
Mountain Man Plains Indian Fur Trade
Articles on the fur trade among the Mountain Men, Plains Indians and Canadian fur traders.
Turn of the Century:
Information plus links from the Chicago Public Library.
Child Labor in America 1908-1912
Louis Hines' famous photographs, an account of his role in bringing about labor reform, and links to his other photographic essays on immigrants and the building of the Empire States Building.
The Twentieth Century:
From the advertising collection at Duke University, over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II.
American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century
Decades! Created by the Kingwood College Library in Kingwood, Texas , this site has great information and links organized by decades.
Filmsite: Film History by Decade
Film history by the decade and the year, including an annotated list of "greatest films" for each year.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century
Explore their list of the top 20 achievements, and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.
More decades! A great starting point.
The Jazz Age: Flapper Culture & Style
Lots of information on flappers from the Louise Brooks Society.
Lots of audio clips, biographical information, and historical notes, based on the PBS television series Jazz by Ken Burns.
Information, maps, and timelines. Based on the PBS series The American Experience.
Walt Disney Family Museum
The creation of Mickey Mouse and the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1920s are included
Volumes of research on topics such as Executive Order 9066, internment camp life, and the long-term effects of internment. Also includes a timeline that includes dates up to the 1990s.
David Halberstam's The Fifties
David Halberstam is THE expert on the 1950s. Use his History Channel sponsored site to examine the decade year by year or by issue (The Cold War, McCarthyism, American Ideals, Pop Culture, or Race Relations).
The Hollywood Blacklist
Overview of the investigation of Hollywood radicals by the House on Un-American Activities Committee taken from the Encyclopedia of the American Left.
Interview based on a PBS documentary about the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy Era.
1960's & 1970's:
'60's Culture Lisa's Nostalgia Cafe - the 1960's
An Angelfire site, but one of the best. Not to be missed for pop culture.