US History

General Reference:

Three Worlds Meet and Colonization, Beginning to 1763

Revolution and the New Nation, 1754-1820's

  • Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention: Drafts and final versions of Foundational U.S. government documents can be found on this website.
  • Drafting the Documents of Independence: 8 documents and prints relating to the creation of the Declaration of Independence are presented, including a June 1826 letter from Thomas Jefferson to Roger C. Weightman that is "considered on of the sublime exaltations of individual and national liberty".
  • Doing History: Martha Ballard's Diary Online:  This site explores the eighteenth century diary of midwife Martha Ballard and the construction of two late twentieth century historical studies based  on the diary.
  • First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820: This website provides pages of materials related to European migration into the Ohio River Valley during the latter half of the eighteenth century and beginning of the nineteenth.
  • George Washington Papers, 1741-1799:  This collection of documents written by or to George Washington is the largest set of original Washington documents in the world.
  • Oneida Indian Nation: Culture and History: The Oneida Indian Nation was called the "first ally and steadfast friend" of the fledgling American Republic.  This website presents documents and studies focusing on the Revolutionary War period and the Oneida Nation's recent efforts topursue land claims.
  • Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America: Rivers, Edens, Empires: These documents and artifacts interpret nineteenth century westward exploration through three motivating forces present in President Thomas Jefferson's instructions to Lewis and Clark.

Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861

Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877

Development Of The Industrial United States, 1870-1900

Emergence Of Modern America, 1890-1930

Great Depression And World War II, 1929-1945

Postwar United States, 1945-1970's

Contemporary United States, 1968 to the Present