History and Government

The U.S. Capitol

The White House

World History
Major historical events from ancient times to the present

U.S. History
Timelines, colonial America, the early Congresses, the history of the U.S. flag and symbols, primer on the Constitution, and more

U.S. Documents
Read the texts of the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Emancipation Proclamation, notable speeches, and more

U.S. Historic Monuments
The history of famous landmarks, including the Washington Monument, Mt. Rushmore, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, and more

Summaries of major events in U.S. and world history, disasters, entertainment, science, society, and more

U.S. Presidents
Biographies, inaugural speeches and presidential addresses, info on the families of the presidents, and more

U.S. Elections
Stats and facts on elections and voting, results of Senate and House races, list of governors, and more

U.S. Government
Members of the Senate and House, minorities in Congress, powers of each branch, government agencies, impeachment facts, and more

Supreme Court
Members past and present of the Court, landmark cases, facts about the Court, and more

Independence Day Quiz Package
Quizzes about the 4th of July and U.S. history leveled for kids and adults


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