Ben's Guide to US Government (US Govt Printing Office)
Ben Franklin, that is - Historical Documents, all
about the 3 branches of the federal Government, How Laws Are Made, the
Election Process, a Glossary and links to other U.S. Gov't Web Sites for
Kids. (By US Gov't Printing Office)
Games, quizzes and more. Test your learning - this
website is based on the popular "History of US" book series & the
PBS TV series.
By the Federal Research Division, Library of
Congress. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the intent
was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in
which U.S. forces might be deployed, it is not all-inclusive.
Sixth Edition, 2001. Renowned historian Peter N.
Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise
over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more
than 20,000 entries that span the millennia.
...and other history information.
...living museums in Virginia.
By the National Geographic Society. Fun and
informative. Follow the expedition! The adventure was to explore and
chart the lands West of the Mississippi River, commissioned by Pres.
Thomas Jefferson 200 years ago, after the Louisiana Purchase.
...well, sorta. Really just a series of text
listings, not a typical graphic timeline, but it has lots of info in
Partially text, partially graphical, you keep drilling down for more details after seeing graphical timeline overviews.
From the Library of Congress
Written work, exhibits, documentary videos and
performances all qualify for the annual History Day Contest for grades
6-12. Site also contains excellent links to research resources for
score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this
continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that
all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . .
testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so
dedicated. . . can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of
that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final
resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation might
live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But,
in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate. . .we cannot consecrate. . . we
cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled
here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it
can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to
be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here
have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here
dedicated to the great task remaining before us. . .that from these
honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they
gave the last full measure of devotion. . . that we here highly resolve
that these dead shall not have died in vain. . . that this nation, under
God, shall have a new birth of freedom. . . and that government of the
people. . .by the people. . .for the people. . . shall not perish from
Declaration of Independence
Text of the opinion in HTML format: http://laws.findlaw.com/us/347/483.html Text of the opinion in PDF format: http://www.whc.net/irish/government/ap/cases/brown.pdf Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research: http://www.brownvboard.org/ Supreme Court Historical Society: http://www.landmarkcases.org/brown/home.html National Public Radio: http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1537409
NPR: Audio of 5/17/04 story by Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina
Totenberg, including questions about the wisdom of the Brown decision a
half century later. (Requires RealPlayer): http://www.npr.org/dmg/dmg.php?prgCode=ME&showDate=17-May-2004&segNum=6&mediaPref=RM American Bar Association (nationwide lawyers' group): http://www.abanet.org/brown/home.html U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov/free/bvbe.html PBS/Channel 13, "Beyond Brown; Pursuing the Promise": http://www.pbs.org/beyondbrown/ Several 5/17/04 NY Times
Brown v. Board of Ed 50th Anniversary