Background information about the literary traditions of the pre-Colonial and Colonial period. Includes information about Native American oral traditions and Native American cultures. Follow the links to the Early American era and to authors of the period and some of their works. Click on documents (years on the left) to see the important governing documents of the period including the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. If you click on "Documents," it provides dates to locate famous American documents by year. RI.11-12.9 17,18.19th Cen Historic
Overview of the many government "watchdog" agencies and regulatory commissions created to regulate or oversee business activity in order to protect public interest.
The University of Groningen provides information about the 17th century British liberal philosopher. Includes concise biographical information and a link to the text of "A Letter Concerning Toleration." Read about what part of his philosophy was adopted by Thomas Jefferson and included in the Declaration of Independence.
A brief discussion of the colonial period in the United States. Includes information on New England, the middle colonies, and the southern colonies. Also, find out about the early government, and the French and Indian War.
Comprehensive information about the colonial period of American History. Includes information about New England, colonies, government, people, The French and Indian War, and the Salem Witch Trials.
Here, read a summary of the life and career of Andrew Jackson, the 7th U.S. President. Part of a larger site about Andrew Jackson's presidency.
A copy of the Articles of Confederation broken down into its 13 sections. You will also find a list of the signers of the document.
This site from the American Revolution Project discusses the state of the union at the end of the Revolutionary War and how the events of the time led to the failure of the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation.
Included are James Madison's two inaugural addresses, his State of the Nation speeches, as well as other writings related to the Constitution. Of particular interest is his speech of 1812.
Read the inaugural address of John Adams and his speech to the Congress concerning the XYZ Affair. Be sure to read his State of the Nation Address in 1800, the first delivered in Washington, D.C., the new capital.
This brief article addresses many of the issues facing the country after World War I. It provides an ovierview of the Republican policies which supported private business.
During this period of American history, the presidents were in agreement, but the Republican party had some differences. This resource provides an explanation of those differences.
This article presents the second part of the history of the Whig Party to find out why the issue of slavery brought about its demise.
This resource presents a user-friendly index of the Anti-federalist papers, leaflets and discussions in the Constitutional Congress. These items demonstrate how the Anti-Federalists saw the constitution as a threat to rights and liberties so recently won from England.