The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Basic Readings in US Democracy
Edited by Melvin I. Urofsky; originally published by USIA. Presents court decisions, legislative acts, and presidential decrees that form the bedrock of American democracy, as well as letters, essays, speeches, and poems that chart the country's search for itself as a democratic society.
California Public Management Casebook
California Casebooks are a joint project of IGS and the Center for California State Studies at CSU, Sacramento.
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Government
Provided by the US Central Intelligence Agency.
CIA 2002 World Factbook
A Chronology of US Historical Documents
University of Oklahoma Law Center.
Douglass - Archives of American Public Address
An electronic archive of American oratory and related documents.
At Northwestern University.
Links to foreign government homepages, as well as constitutions, publications and maps.
At Northwestern University.
The Freedom Papers
Historical Maps of the United States
The Freedom Papers is a series of seven papers that provide practical information, case studies, and sources of information on issues of democracy-building. Topics include: free and independent media; teaching democracy; the role of the legislature; an independent judiciary; administering higher education; public access to government information; and creating and disseminating law.
Site maintained by: U.S. Department of State's Office of International Information Programs.
Early Inhabitants, Exploration and Settlement, US Territorial Growth, and National
Historic Sites. At the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection.
History of the United States
The Historical Text Archive provides original material, links to other sites, and electronic reprints of books.
Mississippi State University.
Images of American Political History
A collection of over 500 public domain images of American Political History. "The intent of this collection is to support the teaching of American political history by providing quick access to uncopyrighted images for inclusion in teaching materials." Students will find it useful as well.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
An incredibly comprehensive collection of links documenting modern European history and Western Civilization.
National Archives and Records Administration
From the NARA mission statement: "...to ensure ready access to essential evidence...that documents the rights of American citizens, the activities of federal officials, and the national experience...." This essential research site includes an Online Exhibit Hall, Genealogy Page, and Historical Records of Government Agencies. Of special interest to educators: "The Digital Classroom" offering online lessons that feature archival documents and promote the development of critical thinking skills.
National School Network Association
"Exploring tools, information services, technology and support for a national network of local learning communities."
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts, this site features research on public opinion and useful polling data.
The Smithsonian Institution
Museums, resources, tours, and activities at "America's Treasure House for Learning."
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy was designed from its inception (September 1995) as a dynamic reference work. In a dynamic reference work, each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public.
World Bank Institute
This site contains lists of heads of state and government of all currently existing countries and territories. Site includes a "Chronicle of Relevant Events" since 1996.