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The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Section 1: Prosperity and the Great Depression

Warren G. Harding http://www.americanpresident.org/ history/ warrenharding/
Biographical site about Warren G. Harding. Features photos, election results, and information about Harding's early life, his involvement in foreign and domestic issues, and the scandal that surrounded his presidency.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal http://www.geocities.com/ Athens/ 4545/
Links to a variety of sites containing information about FDR and his New Deal policies.

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 http://www.pbs.org/ fmc/ timeline/ estockmktcrash.htm
PBS time line and analysis of the stock market crash of 1929.

Coolidge History http://www.calvin-coolidge.org/
The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation features a section titled "Coolidge History," which includes a chronology, a fact sheet, a list of famous quotes, the text of Coolidge's inaugural address, and an article about Coolidge and the Harding scandal.

Section 2: The Rise of Dictators and World War II

The Rise of Adolf Hitler http://www.historyplace.com/ worldwar2/ riseofhitler/ index.htm
A detailed account of the rise of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, from his birth in 1889 to March 1933, when he became dictator of Germany.

Atomic Bomb Decision: Hiroshima and Nagasaki http://www.dannen.com/ decision/ index.html
A collection of primary-source documents that tell the story of the United States' decision to use atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Includes official reports, testing results, the bombing order, and an excerpt from President Truman's diary.

The Lend-Lease Act http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ ammem/ today/ oct23.html
From the Library of Congress, a short description of the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, which enabled the United States to become more directly involved in the war in Europe. Also includes links to sections about Pearl Harbor and Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union.

Section 3: The Cold War

Lyndon B. Johnson http://www.americanpresident.org/ history/ lyndonbjohnson/
Comprehensive biographical site about Lyndon B. Johnson that contains primary sources, family information, and other resources.

For European Recovery: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan http://lcweb.loc.gov/ exhibits/ marshall/
A Library of Congress exhibit that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. Features photos, historical overviews, maps, a time line, and primary-source documents.

Section 4: Life In America Since 1945

Levittown: Post-World War II Housing http://www.lihistory.com/ specsec/ levmain.htm
From Newsday's extensive history of Long Island, the story of William Levitt's suburban housing development. Includes an interview with Levitt, architectural drawings, information on the historical significance of Levittown, and interviews with first- and third-generation residents.

President's Statement on Signing the Immigration Act of 1990 http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/ research/ papers/ 1990/ 90112910.html
President George H. Bush's statement outlining the goals of a new immigration law, which included tightening immigration procedures to keep criminals and drug dealers from the United States, while continuing to increase the number of immigrants allowed to enter the country.

Ronald Wilson Reagan http://www.americanpresident.org/ history/ ronaldreagan/ biography/ PresidentialYears.common.shtml
An in-depth look at Ronald Reagan's domestic policies, including supply-side economics, conservatism, deficit spending, and deregulation from a PBS site about U.S. presidents. Also includes links to sections on Reagan?s election campaigns in 1980 and 1984.

The National Civil Rights Movement http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/
The official Web site for the National Civil Rights Museum. Includes an interactive tour that examines the history of the civil rights movement in the U.S. through overviews and photos. Features sections about Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, and Little Rock, Arkansas.