The National Security Archive

The National Security Archive

“The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).” View selected documents at this site on topics ranging from the Cuban Mis …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents–Historical Documents

National Archive–Our Documents

National Archive–Our Documents

From the founding fathers to civil rights, see “100 milestone documents” in the history of the United States. View the original documents and transcripts or download free .pdf files (you will need Adobe Acrobat).
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States

Hispanic America USA

Hispanic America USA

Highlights the contributions of Hispanics to American and world history. Includes biographies of astronauts, military heroes, athletes, and politicians.
Subject: Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Latin American/Hispanic; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates

“A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation consists of a linked set of published congressional records of the United States of America from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875. It includes the Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89); the Letters of Delegates to Congress (1774-89); the Records of the Federal Convention …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents–Historical Documents

USPTO Web Patent Databases

USPTO Web Patent Databases

“This page is the starting point for the USPTO’s free searchable patent databases, which cover the period from 1 January 1976 to the most recent weekly issue date.” There are both full text and bibliographic databases that can be searched by using boolean operators, patent numbers, or other advanced search features.
Subject: Science & Technology; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies; Law, Government And Political Science–Law–United States–Patents

The White House

The White House

Contains information on the Executive Branch, the First Family, and the history of the White House itself and past inhabitants. Also includes the U.S. Budget, State of the Union addresses, daily updates, photos, videos, audio, and other interactive features.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Presidents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch

Government’s 50 Greatest Endeavors

Government’s 50 Greatest Endeavors

Government????s 50 Greatest Endeavors of the Past Half Century is a project on what the United States federal government tried to do and what it achieved. The project began with a cataloging of major laws passed since World War II, followed by the grouping of these statutes by their objective, and the selection of the top 50 endeavors …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–20th Century United States History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

FindLaw: U.S. Supreme Court Center

FindLaw: U.S. Supreme Court Center

“An educational resource site dedicated to the United States Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court… Designed with students and the general public in mind, the FindLaw Constitutional Law Center features an easy-to-read guide that leads visitors through historical documents, biographies, and Supreme Court decisions. Users can browse through the …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts)

African-Americans in Military History

African-Americans in Military History

A detailed bibliography of print resources on African Americans and their service in the United States Armed Forces.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Military; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Wars

Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is a seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Native American History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Historic Context for the African-American Military Experience

Historic Context for the African-American Military Experience

A lengthy and detailed account of African-American military history and service through the present. Created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Lab, Champaign, IL (.pdf file, requires Adobe Acrobat reader).
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Military; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Military–Military History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American

The Oyez Project

The Oyez Project

“The OYEZ Project contains many hundreds of hours of audio materials…” and “…dozens of panoramic images of the Supreme Court Building. The Project provides abstracts and other materials for leading cases in constitutional law decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.” Cases are searchable by citation, title, subject or date.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents–Historical Documents

ThisNation.com

ThisNation.com

ThisNation.com offers a free online American government & politics “textbook,” a historical & political documents archive and other resources for students, teachers and those generally interested in “this nation.” The site includes a library of such items as the text of presidential inaugural addresses, important documents in US political histo …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History

Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History

A National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book containing documents detailing “U.S. government accounts of the infamous military assault by the Chinese government on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing in June 1989.” The previously classified documents also cover “the student demonstrations in late 1985 and …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Asian History–Chinese History

DisasterAssistance.gov – Flood

DisasterAssistance.gov – Flood

This U.S. government website provides information and a directory to other websites such as the CDC, Red Cross and FEMA for “information and services relating to … disaster management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Wisconsin: News and videos about Wisconsin – CNN.com

Wisconsin: News and videos about Wisconsin – CNN.com

Find the latest news on the controversy in Wisconsin at this CNN page dedicated to covering the story from all angles. The page has links to background stories as well as the latest news.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation; Business & Economics–Labor & Workplace–Labor Unions; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional; Reference–News & Current Events–Television & Radio News

National Contact Center of the Federal Citizen Information Center

National Contact Center of the Federal Citizen Information Center

A US government site that leads to other commonly requested federal government sites. Contains links to Frequently Asked Questions, consumer help, federal phone numbers and kids.gov, the kids’ portal for the U.S. government.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

United States Code

United States Code

An electronic version of the United States Code (USC) generated from the most recent publication made available by the US House of Representatives. Provides searching capabilities on Title and Section of the USC and a popular names table for finding laws by their more common names.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation