History -- United States: Websites

Online Exhibits

Collage of the Preamble of the Constitution

Explore online exhibits from the U.S. National Archives including The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Virus of 1918, Powers of Persuasion - Posters from World War II, When Nixon Met Elvis, and more. Recently added is the complete set of U.S. Army newspapers from 1918-1919, Stars and Stripes.   See how the dough-boys reported the war themselves.

Deaths and Casualties of U.S. Military from the Revolution Until 2015.  From the Congressional Research Service.

CIA Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room.  Provides access to many declassified documents, including Nazi War Crimes trials and the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

Defense Intelligence Agency Electronic Reading Room. Searchable by country name or keyword.

Merlot - Multimedia Learning Materials

Search MERLOT for multimedia learning materials on United States history.

Eras of US History

Journal of the American Revolution. 

Written in a popular style (like Smithsonian and National Geographic) but supported by research and citations, this free online magazine (you can sign up for email delivery of new articles)  is worth investigating on your topic.  Recent articles include Sexual Liberties of Thomas Jefferson, 5 Myths of Tarring and Feathering and Why God is in the Declaration but not the Constitution.

Documenting the American South

Texts, images and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Includes slave narratives, southern life during the civil war, and the church in the Southern Black community.

Civil War

The Civil War

PBS's companion website to Ken Burn's documentary The Civil War Includes images, documents, maps, biographies, and activities including making your own movie using images, music, and narration from the website.  Check out the documentary from PCC Library.