American History

America - still a young country by world standards - began as an experiment in self-government. This collection includes stories of America's people as they follow a path of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

American History Chapters

A lesson plan to make your school's elections presidential.

Interesting information about he wives of the President during the event.

A list of facts and events that make the Presidential Inauguration a unique event.

An explanation of what the Executive Branch is and what it does.

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.5 Compare Industrial development in South Carolina to the rest of the United States

American History Learning Tasks

Determining point of view

Analyzing the use of source material

Analyzing and evaluating an argument

Self-Esteem and Courage as Character Traits

Determining Meaning of Figurative Language

American History Audios

Do you know the background of "Little Women?" Meet Louisa May Alcott and learn how she based her still-famous story on her real-life family.

During America's Civil War, one of the country's most-famous writers penned a poem about ... the Revolutionary War.

Cowboys of the "Old West" sang songs about their work (and the trouble they got into). This is an example.

During the Great Depression, Americans were starving.

On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.

American History Audio Narrations

It's June 13, 1935 and Jim Braddock - a 10 to 1 underdog - stuns boxing fans everywhere when he defeats the reigning champion, Max Baer.

Making her point by breaking bottles of alcoholic beverages, Carry Nation becomes a temperance leader.

Working on her untitled book for years, Margaret Mitchell finally agrees to have a potential publisher see her manuscript.

Margaret Mitchell was a flirt who had lots of suitors. Did she create Scarlett O'Hara in her own likeness?

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., was an African-American hero who was also a leader in wartime aviation history.

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