General History Sites


CIA World Fact book

Country information has been updated as of 30 August, 2008.
- There have been some significant changes to the latest edition of The World Factbook. Recent confirmation that the United Kingdom Government administers the Sovereign Base Areas of
Akrotiri and Dhekelia on Cyprus as dependencies (and not as lease areas like the US Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba) has required a changing of their status and their addition to the Factbook as new entities. In addition, the European Union has been included as an "Other" entity at the end of the listing. The European Union continues to accrue more nation-like characteristics for itself and so a separate listing was deemed appropriate.




National Museum of American History

History Explorer- A timeline of stories form our exhibits, collections and programs.



Library of Congress - The American Memory Site

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Social Studies for Kids

Fun facts, glossaries, newsletter, forum on Social Studies topics for grades 4-12.


Social Study Resources - Government

Over 800 databases and websites compiled by the US Government.

Teacher's Guide to Currency Around the World


U.S. Historical documents

A Chronology of US Historical Documents
Pre-Colonial Era / 1601-1649 / 1650-1700 / 1701-1774 / 1775-1800 / 1801-1824 / 1825-1849
1850-1874 / 1875-1900 / 1901-1924 / 1925-1949 / 1950-1974 / 1975-2000 / 2001-Present

Wayback Machine

The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.


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