Unit Six: Leadership | United States History

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Chapter 20: The Twenties (1920-1929)

Normalcy and Naiveté

The Mind of the Twenties

  • NATURE: Sled Dogs – Balto—a short article about Balto (see Teacher's Edition note); includes a couple of pictures; links to more information about sled dogs
  • The Sacco and Vanzetti Trial—a good source of information about the case; includes biographies, a chronology, trial transcript (portions), maps, pictures, and additional information
  • American Family Immigration History Center—online records of Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924; easy to use; full membership provides most information but requires payment; free registration still provides good info; actual images of some documents
  • Al Capone—Information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Scopes Trial Home Page - UMKC School of Law—good info on the Scopes trial and related issues; biographies of trial participants; observer accounts of trial; newspaper articles and cartoons
  • Answers In Genesis—good creationist info and proof against evolution; online articles and webcasts; headed by Ken Hamm
  • Creation Science Evangelism—another good creationist site; look under the seminar online (audio files); slideshows soon available; Dr. Kent Hovind Seminars

Chapter 21: The Thirties (1929-1939)


  • Great Depression—history of one of the federal government's camps in the depression era; includes personal narratives; photos available; some information looks more researched than others
  • Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections—documents and multimedia related to Florida folklife; several ways to search material
  • Thirties in Print—photographic essays by Hine and Evans; articles from thirties magazines; some documentaries as well
  • The Federalist Papers—full text of all the papers; go directly to each paper; includes titles, authors, and descriptions for each

Hoover Gets the Blame

  • New Deal Network—plenty of photos available in the Library section; lesson plans online; some narratives included

FDR and the New Deal

Worst of Times, Best of Times

Chapter 22: The World at War (1939-1945)


  • The Avalon Project : World War II : Documents—text of hundreds of documents relating to WWII; includes major agreements as well as correspondence between major figures
  • World War II Maps (Asia | Europe)—detailed interactive maps of the European and Asian theaters in WW II; contains general maps as well as campaign and battle-specific ones
  • The World War Two Series—articles and archives on WWII; instructions and materials for a WWII game; well organized link page
  • World War II—full-length and illustrated articles about World War II
  • Japanese Internment in the U.S. during WW. II (PBS | Calisphere)—Great information and numerous pictures of the Japanese-American interment in the U.S. after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Japanese Students in the U.S. during WWII (University of Washington)—Interesting information on Japanese students' lives in the U.S. after the Pearl Harbor event
  • Nuclear Bomb—See the effects of a Nuclear Bomb on an area
  • Archived audio of radio news broadcasts and speeches during WWII

A Time of Tyrants

Isolation and Infamy

  • 1939 US Neutrality Act—partial text of the act
  • The Avalon Project : THE ATLANTIC CHARTER—full text of the charter
  • Pearl Harbor—Contains pictures of the Japanese raid
  • Pearl Harbor Remembered—good information about the attack; includes very useful maps of U.S. ship positions and Japanese attack positions; time line of events; links to other helpful sites; eyewitness accounts
  • "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"—detailed information related to Roosevelt's speech; includes images of first draft of speech; includes sound recording of the speech; teaching resources available; by the National Archives
  • The PEARL HARBOR ATTACK HEARINGS—documents relating to the Pearl Harbour attack; include intelligence reports and committee meeting reports; more than enough info on the subject
  • Four Freedoms—sound clip of Roosevelt's speech; includes Rockwell's paintings that correspond to each freedom; by the National Archives
  • 100th/442nd Research Center—information on the Japanese-American 442nd combat team in World War II
  • Tuskegee Airmen—A history and photos of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II
  • Navaho Code-talkers—site by National Museum of the American Indian; much information about code talking and other

Fight for Fortress Europe

War in the Pacific

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