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Web Sites

Timelines

Many world history timelines: http://timelines.ws/
This site has hundreds of universial history timelines covering many periods and individual nations, as well as all US states and several cities.
World HyperHistory: http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html
This site has extensive timelines emphasizing important people in all areas with text links. Timelines of major civilizations from 1000 BC to the present.

Animated Map Sites

History Animated: http://www.historyanimated.com/newhistoryanimated/
This extraordinary site animates in detail the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War II.
Shockwave interactive maps:
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/
Here are a number of interactive maps on North American history. This is from the University of Oregon.

Static Map Sites

Index of historic maps: http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/maplinks.htm
This site provides an outline of geographic areas and historic periods, with links to maps on the web.

States

Brief introduction to each state: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es
This page provides a list of the states, and location. Select a state for a brief introduction to it.

U.S. History Chronologies

American Memory timeline, Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.htmll
Sections of U.S. history have links to primary sources in the Library of Congress.
U.S. chronology of documents: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/chrono.asp
This major resource provides listings of major and minor documents in U.S. history, from the 17th century to the present. Select a document to go to it. From the Avalon collection at Yale.

Overall U.S. History

U.S. History articles and artifacts: http://ushistory.org
This site has historical articles, presidential materials, biographies, and links.
U.S. History articles: http://odur.let.rug.nl/%7Eusa/
This site from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has numerous articles, general histories, presidential materials, biographies, and links.
American History Modules: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/modules.html
Here are twenty modules, each a brief chapter of American history. Valuable support materials include primary sources and visual aids.
American Civil War: http://www.factasy.com/civil_war/index.shtml
Comprehensive American Civil War site with forums.

Presidents

White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents
This is the official White House listing of U.S. Presidents, with portraits and brief biographies.
Essentials of U.S. Presidents: http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/
This is an excellant site for basic information on all the presidents, including the electoral vote, cabinets, internet biograpies and internet sources.
Essentials of U.S. Presidents: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/index.htm
This site from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has extensive material on all the American Presidents.

U.S. History Gateways

U.S. History for Younger Students : http://www.kidinfo.com/schoolsubjects.html#AmericanHistory
This is a terrific gateway to web sites on American history for all students. It is visually delightful and very well organized.
Virtual Library for history: http://vlib.iue.it/USA/index.html
This site provides access to many reference websites. "The best single gateway for history resources on the net." --Houghton-Mifflin
Hotlist of U.S. history websites http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/government.html
This site from the Franklin Institute Online lists hot websites for U.S. History.
American studies links: http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/
This is an excellant and usable arrangement of materials related to American history.

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