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Genealogy Resources
Ancestry Classroom - Search genealogical and historical records.  
Ancestry Fold3 - Discover your family's military past. 

Ancestry Newspapers - Search Historical newspapers from across the United States and beyond.

Cyndi's ListGenealogy starting point online; index to thousands of sites for genealogy research.
Ellis Island Passenger Search  - Archives, records, and historical information from U.S. immigrant entry point Ellis Island.
FamilySearch.org
Family Tree TemplateFree simple family tree template from Microsoft. 
 
Geography Resources
50States.com - profiles and maps of the 50 United States
Aneki.com - ratings and rankings on the world's countries and more
Altapedia - full color maps, physical maps, stats, and more 
Census.gov - official census data from the U.S. government
CountryWatch - Website to the World 
CultureGrams (ProQuest)
Theodora.com - flags, maps, world facts
World Travel Guide - a comprehensive resource for all things travel
 
Government Resources
C-SPAN - Public Affairs on the Web - offered as a public service, C-SPAN offers live viewing of the political processes in the U.S. government
Death Penalty Information - history, argument for and against; provided by Michigan State University
Elections and Voting: Atlas of Presidential Elections - provides results of presidential elections
Elections: Project Vote Smart - an organization that researches the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials to discover their voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, biographical data (including their work history) and evaluations of them generated by over 100 competing special interest groups.
Elections and Voting: USA Voter's Guide - designed to help voters make more informed decisions in national, state, and local elections; allows voters to compare each candidate's position on important issues
First Ladies of the United States - a section of WhiteHouse.gov; biographies of all first ladies
GovSpot - a non-partisan government information portal
Our Documents - 100 milestone documents from U.S. history
Political Cartoons - largest searchable database of cartoons
Political Resources - list of political resources available on the Internet; sorted by country, with links to parties, organizations, governments, media, and more from around the world 
Presidents of the United States - a page on WhiteHouse.gov providing biographical information on present and past presidents
Presidents: American Presidents TV Series - complete video archive of all American Presidents: Life Portraits series 
State and Local Government on the Net - access to websites of thousands of state agencies, city governments, and county offices 
USA.gov - official information and services from the U.S. government; an interagency initiative from the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Communications 
WhiteHouse.gov - the official website of The White House and the Office of the President of the United States
World Fact Book - a CIA publication
Zip Code Information - zip code listing and database from the United State Postal Service (USPS) 
 
History Resources
Archives.gov - National Archives and Records Administration - Documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government. 
"Best of History" Websites - Award-winning portal containing annotated links to 1,000+ history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
C-SPAN - Public affairs and public access to current real-time political and legislative events.
De Imperatoribus Romanis - Online encyclopedia of Roman rulers and their families.
Digital History - Award winning site containing American history online textbook, plus active learning activities utilizing primary documents.
Dropping the Bomb - Documents on the decision to use atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII, notes to and from President Harry Truman, press realease from President Truman in August 1945
Ellis Island - Genealogy resource and historical documentation of emmigration to the United States; conduct search of Ellis Island/Port of New York records.
Famous Trials - Famous trials in history from Socrates to present day by Douglas O. Linder from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
Fashion Era - Contains 655 content rich, illustrated pages of fashion history, costume history, clothing, textiles, and social history.
Fifties Web - Pop culture site exploring everything Fifties (and Sixties).
Great Depression in the United States - Contains an overview of the Depression Era, plus art and photo gallery of the Great Depression; part of the Modern American Poetry project.
History.com - Historical topics covered on the History Channel - primary documents source.
History: United States - A publication of the University of Kansas; WWW-VL U.S. History Central Catalog--links arranged in outline, chronological order by historical periods.
History: World - European University Institute - WWW-VL World History Central Catalogue; links arranged by continents, eras, topics, and methods.
Holocaust Memorial Museum (United States) - Located adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, DC, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.
Holocaust Studies: Headlines & Timelinesheadlines, timelines, issues, people, and more from aish.com.
Hyper History OnlineTimeline format containing 2,000+ files covering 3,000 years of world history.
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society - Contains events, court cases, articles/essays & primary documents on current issues relating to society, including gender, ethnicity; criminal justice, government/law/politics, environment, science, technology. 
Mahatma Gandhi - Information on the life and of one of modern history's most influential social and political leaders.
New Deal - Information on FDR's New Deal from Britannica.com 
Primary Documents: AdAccess - Images and information for 7,000+ advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955; concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II; sponsored by Duke University.
Primary Documents: Advertising in America: 1850-1920s - Presents 9,000+ images, with information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States; drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.
Primary Documents: American Memory - American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.
Primary Documents: Great Depression in the United States - Voices of the Dust Bowl Primary documents from the American Memory American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
Primary Documents: Our Documents - 100 milestone documents from United States history.
Social Issues: Homework Central - Created for students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives.
Spartacus Educational - All things historical
Television History - History, including photo galleries, of TV-set design, development/production, and marketing.
World History in Context (GALE) -  an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience
 
Psychology & Sociology Resources 
AllPsych.com - Psychology resources and topics
American Memoryfree and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America. 
Census.gov - official site of the United States Census
History of Television: the First 75 Yearshistory, including photo galleries, of TV-set design, development and marketing.
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society - Contains events, court cases, articles/essays & primary documents on current issues relating to society, including gender, ethnicity, criminal justice, government/law/politics, environment, science/technology.
LearnPsychology.org
Mahatma Ghandi - Information about one of modern history's most influential social and political leaders. 
Primary Documents: Advertising in America - history of advertising in America; provided by Duke University.
Resources for Sociology Teachers - Introductory resources fo sociology classes. 
Social Issues: Resources for Students - foir of students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives 
SociologyStuff.com - Compilation of free resources for sociology topics. AllPsych.com - Psychology resources and topics from AllPsych.com