Resources ~ American History

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Below you will find links to online resources that have been chosen by Ms. Martin to help with your assignments.

Presidential Powerpoint assignment

    1. George Washington
    2. John Adams
    3. Thomas Jefferson
    4. James Madison
    5. James Monroe
    6. John Quincy Adams
    7. Andrew Jackson
    8. Martin Van Buren
    9. William Henry Harrison
    10. John Tyler
    11. James K. Polk
    12. Zachary Taylor
    13. Millard Fillmore
    14. Franklin Pierce
    15. James Buchanan
    16. Abraham Lincoln
    17. Andrew Johnson

Online Reference Sources (formally published, accessible online)

eBooks ~ electronic copies of books – lot of biographies! (Virtual Reference Library – part of InfoTrac)

Britannica School ~ if you’re using this from home, you’ll need a username & password (handout in library)

Recommended Web Sites

Presidents of the United States ~ from The White House

The American Experience: The Presidents ~ includes an overview of each of the presidents; certain presidents have in-depth information and videos; select a president from the drop-down menu

American Presidents: an online reference resource ~ from the Miller Center of Public Affairs; features essays about the President’s life before, during, and after each presidential term

The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden ~ from the Smithsonian & the National Museum of American History; scroll through the presidents’ portraits (top of page) to choose
The U.S. Presidents ~ from The History Channel

bio. ~ A&E’s Biography…click on the magnifying glass (top left) to search

Civil War Assignment

 Be sure to evaluate where you find your information!! There are a lot of “civil war buffs” out there…but where are they getting their information? Are they really experts in their field? Are they presenting historical “facts” or only presenting one side of the war? (e.g. civilwar.com is a for-profit business)
Apply the CRAAP test to evaluate your sources!

Online Reference Sources (formally published, accessible online)

eBooks ~ Type “United States Civil War” or the name of the person you’re researching (last name, first name) in the search box – and use the same password as InfoTrac.
Britannica School ~ if you’re using this from home, you’ll need a username & password (handout in library)
InfoTrac’s Civil War portal page ~ books, magazine articles, newspaper articles, videos, pictures, etc. AND all the sources include citations for your works cited

Recommended Web Sites