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General/General History

The History Place
This is an excellent general, US and World History site.
Meta-Sites for Government Information The Syracuse University site has very wide-range of links to U.S. Federal, Oklahoma, EU, NATO, UN, GATT/WTO and IAEA documents.
Atlapedia Online This is a very detailed site with overviews and political and physical maps of countries.
FedWorld This page has a search engine for the US Federal Government also includes Databases which has every Supreme Court decision since 1937.
Maps of the World This extensive University of Texas site has very detailed, very large maps as well as smaller less detailed maps of all areas and countries of the world.
Uncle Sam for Kids This St Charles, Missouri site looks basic, but has excellent range of links to all sorts of governmental and history based sites.
CIA World Fact Book This is an extensive and easy-to-use site which has maps and information on every country in the world from the US perspective.

US Government

The State Department Home Page This constantly updated site has the official attitudes and statements on a wide range of current issues. This site also has an excellent foreign countries section.
California Home Page: Your Government The official California page has information on state and local government as well as the court system and state agencies.
U.S. Constitution Text This well-organized site from Emory University Law School has the complete text of the Constitution.
The Federalist Papers Another well-organized site from Emory University has the complete text of all of the Federalist Papers organized chronologically with author and subject.
White House Publications: Press Briefings Archives This page from the White House has the latest official positions from the President and has links to recent press releases.
California Voter Foundation This is a well-organized site which specializes in links for all types of sites for US, California and local governments, politics and documents.
Congress.Org Here is a useful site with Capital Directory, Current Legislation, Congressional Scorecard, Today in Congress.
Fedstats This site is a clearinghouse for statistics from over 70 governmental agencies.
FedWorld This search engine for the US Federal Government also includes Databases which has every Supreme Court decision since 1937.
GPO Gate UC Berkeley's searchable bank of Databases of the Governmental Printing Office since 1994, includes budgets, congressional records and General Accounting Office documents.
League of Women Voters of Palo Alto This home page from Palo Alto office includes local, state and national positions as well as links.
The Oyez Project This page is an easily used Supreme Court searchable database with good histories, case abstracts and links.
Policy.Com Here is a Washington, DC based and oriented site organized around US Goverment policy with research and opinions.
Project Vote Smart This well-laid out, logical web site has links and loads of information on state and federal candidates, politicians, elections and voting records.
Public Agenda Online This is a well-organized site which purports itself as the "journalist's source" for public opinion, issue and policy analysis.
STAT-USA Here is the site for an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce which produces statistics and abstracts for the U.S. Federal Government.
Legal Information Institute This topically organized site has information on both current and important historical Supreme Court cases.
National Archives Online Exhibit Hall This is a frequently updated site with U.S. governmental documents and wide range of different topics.
National Archives Home Page This site has exhaustive resources pertaining to U.S. archives, documents and laws.
The Earth Times This high school oriented site has articles, columns, special reports and commentary on the environment, politics and society.

US History

The Federalist Papers Another well-organized site from Emory University has the complete text of all of the Federalist Papers organized chronologically with author and subject.
U.S. Constitution Text This well-organized site from Emory University Law School has the complete text of the Constitution.
Remembering Nagasaki: Memories of the Atomic Bomb The Exploratorium exhibit has photos and remembrances of the aftermath of Nagasaki.
African-American Odyssey Here is an excellent American Memory site from the Library of Congress.
D-Day This is a great site with oral histories and very detailed maps and diagrams from Encyclopedia Britannica.
The History Place This is an excellent general US and World History site.
The American Revolution This site has good background timelines with links to other sites from "The History Place."
The Civil War Here is another "The History Place" site with timelines and links.
American Civil War This site has a useful range of different links and topics.
American Memory This broad site from the Library of Congress has over 50 different collections of photos and other visuals from US History as well as a "today in history" section.
FedWorld The search engine for the US Federal Government also includes Databases which has every Supreme Court decision since 1937.
The Oyez Project Here is an easily used Supreme Court searchable database with good histories, case abstracts and links.
Legal Information Institute This topically organized site hasinformation on both current and important historical Supreme Court cases.
U.S. Historical Documents This University of Oklahoma site which has very dense, chronological set of document texts from the Magna Carta to President Clinton's 1998 State of the Union Address.
Documenting the American South The University of North Carolina site has full texts of nearly 300 books and manuscripts focusing on the South, Civil War, slavery and North Carolina until 1920.
Civil War Women The Duke University site has texts of diaries, letters and other documents as well as photographs from women of the Civil War South.
Japanese Internment Camps The University of Arizona site has photos and text on the internment camps.

Contemporary World History

State Department's Country Background Notes This site is organized by region and has detailed reports on most countries along with a section on international organizations.
African Studies Home Page This site from the University of Pennsylvania has links to other sites as well as a section for high school and younger students.
International Constitutional Law This amazing site from the University of Wuerzburg has the text in English of over 100 countries' constitutions as well as other governmental information.
Atlapedia Online This very detailed site has informational overviews of countries as well as political and physical maps.
Country Studies Here is a Library of Congress site with exhaustively detatiled profiles on a growing number of countries.
REESWeb--Russian and East European Studies Internet Resources This University of Pittsburgh based site has many links on Russia and Eastern Europe--much is non-English.
Virtual Forum of Mexican Culture This is an English version of Spanish language site on contemporary and historic Mexican culture.
The Earth Times This high school oriented site has articles, columns, special reports and commentary on the environment, politics and society.
Global Exchange Publications Activist oriented links are found on this site with information on different global locales.
World Resources Institute This environmental site has information on economic and societal impacts on the world's resources.
Peace Corps The Peace Corps home page has information on different countries and cultures as well as volunteering along with volunteer's stories.
Political Cartoons Updated daily, this site brings the best in political cartoons from cartoonists from around the world.
Editorial Cartoons Organized by topic and artist and updated daily, this site has a wide range of contemporary political cartoons.
Grameen Bank This is the official site of the Grameen Bank which started in Bangladesh and has history, policies and future outlook of the bank.

World History

Encyclopedia Mythica
World War I--Trenches on the Web An excellent reference source as well as a WWI discussion forum is found on this site that is produced by the History Channel.
Battle of Hastings This site is a good overview of the Battle of Hastings with lots of glossaries and background--comes from a hotel chain.
Memories of the White Rose Here is another site from The History Place which has a detailed recollection of the clandestine German student group that opposed Hitler.
The History PlaceThis is an excellent general US and World History site.
Mystery of the Maya This site which was co-produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, has information and links on Mayan culture and history.
Mysteries of the Maya Produced by Mysterious Places, this site has information and links on Mayan culture and history.
Atlapedia Online This is a very detailed site with overviews and political and physical maps of countries.
Country Studies From the Library of Congress, this site has exhaustively detatiled profiles on a growing number of countries.

Cold War

REESWeb--Russian and East European Studies Internet Resources The University of Pittsburgh based site has many links on Russia and Eastern Europe--much is non-English.

Psychology

About Polling Here are 20 questions that "should" be asked to ascertain validity of poll/survey.
Memory The Exploratorium site has a wide range of different ideas on what memory is and does.
Go Ask Alice Columbia University Health Education Program's excellent site answers myriad questions about fitness & nutrition, drugs, sexuality, relationships and emotional, general and spiritual health.

Economics


Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economics Network Economics, economics, economics! This site is a huge treasure trove of economic statistics and data in many different forms.
Fedstats This page is a clearinghouse for statistics from over 70 governmental agencies
STAT-USA Here is the site of an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce which produces statistics and abstracts for the U.S. Federal Government.
Cal State Hayward Stock Market Simulation

African-American History

Museum of African-American History - independent Chicago institution preserving and interpreting historical experiences and achievments.
Maryland's African-American Heritage - includes biographies and a historical timeline.
African-American Historic Texts Online with essays by Fredrick Douglas, Martin Luther King Jr and many others.
Library of Congress Exhibit The African-American Mosai- A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture