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City of Chicago

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Explore U.S. History


Pre-Colombian: < 1492

The Mesoamerican Ballgame

The Archaeology of Mesoamerica

Inca Mummies (National Geographic)

Colonization: 1492 - 1764

The Lost Colony of RoanokeThe History of Jamestown

The Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Online Adventure

On the Trail of Captain John Smith

The Plymouth Plantation

The British Museum’s Ancient Egypt Website

Votes for Women

National Geographic’s Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

Famous American Trials: Salem Witchcraft Trials

Harvest of History

Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799

The Road to Revolution

Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849

Lewis and Clark: Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Lewis and Clark’s Historic Trail

Lewis and Clark: Into the Unkown

Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864

Civil War Overview (

The Civil War

1st Battle of Bull Run (

Great teaching/learning website for the

Civil War

A Civil War Timeline

Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876

Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899

Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909

World War I: 1910 - 1919

Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944

Cold War: 1945 - 1960

People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974

Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000

2001 - Present

U.S. History General Reference

Presidents of the United States

The National Archives

American History Online

History Detectives at PBS Kids

Archiving Early America

World History Focus

A Thousand Years of History

Schomburg Center

Daily Life of Ancient RomeThe Roman Empire in the First Century

Nova Online: Secrets of Lost Empires

Internet Medieval Sourcebook

E-Museum: Enter the Middle Ages

Important Documents

Declaration of Independence

Articles of Confederation

Constitution of the United States

Amendments 1-10 ("Bill of Rights")

Amendments 11-27

Illinois Constitution