Library of Congress: America’s Story

America’s Story, published by the Library of Congress, posts significant historical events by person, state, and time.

A good jumping-off point to in-depth exploration.

America’s Story is a LOC portal site for students.

If you think break-dancing is a new invention, then click on “Join America at Play,” where you’ll see a film of an early break-dancer from 1898!

Your students can find biographies of Wild Bill, Duke Ellington, Amelia Earhart and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, learn what it was like to be part of the 1849 California gold rush, or learn how Hawaii got its name.


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