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Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush, at the Oakland Museum of California

California's most comprehensive exhibition of the gold rush, presented at the Oakland Museum of California
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Fortunes Won and Lost - California Gold Rush

Fortunes Won and Lost - California Gold Rush | Historical Research Sites | Scoop.it
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Read about the millionaires of the gold rush

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Open Collections Program: Immigration to the US, California Gold Rush, 1848-1858

Open Collections Program: Immigration to the US, California Gold Rush, 1848-1858 | Historical Research Sites | Scoop.it
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A Civil War Union Soldier's Uniform

Explore artifacts from our museum and historic manuscripts from our library that reveal the history of New England.
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American Experience - WGBH | PBS

American Experience - WGBH | PBS | Historical Research Sites | Scoop.it
TV’s most-watched history series airs on PBS and has a library of over
250 documentaries.
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Explorers, Westward Expansion

Access to information on American history and government, archival administration, information management, and government documents to NARA staff, archives and records management professionals, and the general public.
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lots of primary source documents

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On This Day: President Polk Sparks the California Gold Rush

On This Day: President Polk Sparks the California Gold Rush | Historical Research Sites | Scoop.it
On Dec. 5, 1848, President James K. Polk confirmed in a State of the Union address that large quantities of gold had been discovered in California.
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European Explorers and Colonists in America

European Explorers and Colonists in America | Historical Research Sites | Scoop.it
Read about European explorers and colonists in America. The Web is a great source for information on colonists and European explorers in America.
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Plimoth Plantation |

Plimoth Plantation | | Historical Research Sites | Scoop.it
Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA is America's premier living history museum, offering powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s.
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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR | FactMonster.com

In 1860 and 1861, a group of southern states, known as the Confederacy, withdrew from the United States. A civil war began when the Confederates attac
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The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery Student Activity | Scholastic.com

Follow a runaway slave to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1860. The RR is a secret network of hiding places and brave people. For kids in grades 4-12. Includes teacher’s guides, curriculum connections, and classroom activities.
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American West History : American Westward Expansion: America Old West History

American West History : American Westward Expansion: America Old West History | Historical Research Sites | Scoop.it
WWW-Virtual Library site for history of the American West and USA Westward Expansion -- history, people, old west museums, places, western sites.
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PBS - THE WEST

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This is a companion to the PBS documentary The West. You can find detailed information about people, places, events from various time periods.

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Overview - Colonial and Early America - Themed Resources | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Learn about colonization and the colonial experience by examining maps, letters and other primary documents. Trace the origins and celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States through images and documents.
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Colonial Settlement - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

The Colonial Settlement Timeline (1600-1763) covers Jamestown, early Virginia, Native American relations and the Georgia Colony using primary sources from American Memory
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American Civil War From Sumter to Surrender at Appomattox

American Civil War From Sumter to Surrender at Appomattox | Historical Research Sites | Scoop.it
American Civil War history with slideshows,photos,music,major battles like Gettysburg as well as personalities like Lincoln, Grant, Lee and the Black Regiments
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