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U.S. History 1607-1877 Links

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The Social Studies Department has gathered thousands of external links to enhance classroom curriculum! If a link no longer works, please let us know!

American Geography

New England Colonies

Middle Colonies

Southern Colonies

National Geographic - Salem Witch Hunt

Slave Culture

The Amistad

John Newton

Pre-Revolution: General Overview

Specific Events

First Continental Congress

The Declaration of Independence

People of the Revolution

American Revolution - General Information

People of the Revolution Battles of the Revolution

The New Republic

The Presidents of the United States Before Washington

The Constitutional Convention

The Constitution

The Bill of Rights

Federalists vs Anti-Federalists

George Washington Information

Washington's Inauguration

The First Cabinet

Judiciary Act of 1789

Bank of the United States

Building the New Capital

The Whiskey Rebellion

Washington's Foreign Policy

Development of Political Parties

Washington's Farewell Address

Adam's Administration

John Adams Information

Election of 1796

Jefferson's Administration

Election of 1800

Marbury v. Madison

The Louisiana Purchase

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Zebulon Pike's Expedition

Barbary Wars

The Embargo Act

Hamilton vs. Burr

Madison's Administration



War of 1812

Monroe's Administration

Sectional Leaders

McCulloch v. Maryland

Gibbons v. Ogden

Adams-Onis Treaty

Monroe Doctrine

Missouri Compromise

J.Q. Adams' Administration

Jackson's Administration

Resettlement of Native Americans

Van Buren's Administration

Harrison's Administration

Concept of Manifest Destiny

Oregon Trail

Texas Annexation

Mexican War

Gadsden Purchase

Utah and the Mormon Trail


Industrial Revolution


Changes in Agriculture

Changes in Transportation

Robert Fulton


Changes in Communication



Frederick Douglass

William Lloyd Garrison

Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman

Levi Coffin

Harriet Ann Jacobs

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Second Great Awakening

Dorthea Dix

Horace Mann

Women's Rights

Pre-Civil War


State's Rights/Politics


The Election of 1860

The Moral Issue:Slavery

John Brown and Harper's Ferry

The American Civil War

Civil War Culture

Women in the Civil War

Photography in the Civil War

The Soldiers, Their Weapons, and Their Letters

African-American Soldiers

Medicine in the Civil War

Civil War Maps

The People

The Battlefields

The Surrender

The Assassination of Lincoln

The Effects of the War



Teacher's Zone Find strategies ranging from hands-on to graphic organizers that are ready to print out and use with your lesson plans! The Zone also has information on how to incorporate different types of social studies skills including reading and writing connections. Don't miss our assessment area for up-to-date information on STAAR..Our strategies have been designed for teachers by teachers with all learners in mind!

Parent's Corner See how you the parent can help our your child learn more about social studies at the global, national, state, and community levels. We have resources and information to help parents understand what your child is learning in social studies.

TechnologyYou will discover the latest strategies that incorporate useful technology integration within a social studies setting. These strategies have been written by technology integration specialists that have used these strategies successfully in the classroom.

Links Find over 5000 links going to outside resources based upon grade level and subject area. These links have been researched for content and usability within a school setting.

Photo Album Take a tour of places around the world, the nation, and the city with our over 9,000 images! These photographs have been donated by educators to help bring the world to our students!

Blog, Board, and Wiki (Must have a SAISD Account) Read about the latest Social Studies Department's events and news on our Blog (web log). On the message boards, you can leave messages for all district teachers about strategies and questions that you may have about subject areas. Finally, you and your students can use our Wiki to author and publish research done on social studies topics!

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San Antonio Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Es norma del Districto Escolar Independiente de San Antonio de no discriminar por motivos de raza, religion, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo require el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
All Materials on this site are copyright 2002-2007 SAISD Social Studies Department except where noted.
The Social Studies Resource Center was made possible by the Teaching American History Grant 2001-2004

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