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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: The Early Republic

The Journals of Lewis and Clark lewisandclark/ archive/ idx_jou.html
Excerpts from the journals of the explorers' of the Louisiana Purchase.

The Whiskey Rebellion earlyamerica/ milestones/ whiskey/
A brief description of the Whiskey Rebellion is provided, along with George Washington's proclamation calling out the militia.

Section 2: Jackson and Reform

African-American Mosaic: Abolition exhibits/ african/ afam005.html
Trace the course of the abolition movement by reading about prominent abolitionists or browsing through images of primary sources such as anti-slavery ads and books, meeting minutes, art, and maps.

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony stantonanthony/ index.html
From the home page for the Ken Burns and Paul Barnes film, Not for Ourselves Alone, explore the women's movement and the contributions of two key figures—Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Select "Resources" to access articles and essays, historic documents, biographies, and Web links.

John C. Calhoun usa/ B/calhoun/ jcc.htm
A brief biography of John C. Calhoun.

Section 3: Manifest Destiny

Gold Rush! California???s Untold Stories goldrush/ index.html
From the Oakland Museum of California, this virtual tour of their Gold Rush exhibit includes extensive and rare photographs and paintings, gold rush history, and voices from participants. Its coverage of Native Americans, Chinese, African Americans, and Latinos is of particular interest

Battle of San Jacinto events/ jacinto.htm
Brief description of the battle that won Texas its independence from Mexico.