U.S. History Resources

Welcome to the U.S. History Resources web site. Its purpose is to assist students and teachers in high school United States history courses. One of the real challenges facing both students and teachers in a survey course is the overwhelming amount of material that must be covered. For some, the understanding of the "big picture" gets lost in the sheer volume of facts, dates, people, and movements. When this happens, history can become more of a memorization exercise than a thoughtful analysis of how and why things occurred. This site attempts to simplify American history without making it simplistic. It was designed to assist students in my Advanced Placement U.S. History course offered at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California. Those students, along with a number of teachers and students  have made numerous recommendations and improvements to the page.

Feel free to reproduce any part of it for a class assignment, to review for a quiz or test, or as part of a website. If you quote from it, you should cite it.
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Great U.S. History quote...

Abraham Lincoln
on slavery, Peoria, Illinois, 1854

"‎I can not but hate [indifference for slavery's spread]. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world -- enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites -- causes the real friends of freedom to doubt our sincerity, and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty -- criticizing the Declaration of Independence, and insisting that there is no right principle of action but self-interest."

Shine, Republic by Robinson Jeffers

I have authored or edited the U.S. History review books below. You can order any of them by selecting the covers.

American Speeches Sectionalism Manifest Destiny

Civil War &
Industrialization &
The West

The Gilded Age The Roaring Twenties

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