The Study of American History


Although the continent of North America was inhabited about 15,000 to 50,000 years ago, it did not make any real progress towards civilization until the 15th century when it was discovered by Christopher Columbus. From the times of its discovery and its independence to the present day, the United States have made tremendous economical, scientific, technological, and cultural advancements to become one of the most powerful nations in the world. Here are websites that provide comprehensive information of the important developments that took place in American history.

1400s

  • Columbian Exchange: List of items and ideas that were exchanged between Christopher Columbus and the Native Americans after the discovery of America.

1500s

1600s

  • Dutch Colonization: Discussion on the Dutch colonies in America during the 17th century.

1700s

  • The Boston Massacre: A major event that contributed to the colonists’ dissatisfaction with British rule.

1800s

  • Urbanization and Immigration: Document that relates the developments of urbanization and immigration in the US during the 19th and 20th centuries.

1900s

  • The Sixties: Information about the cultural reformation and other important events that took place during the 1960s.