Government / History

FirstGov
http://www.firstgov.gov
The U. S. Government's official web portal providing links to various government branches and agencies, as well as to state, local, and tribal governments. It also provides other U.S. Government information and resources.

The Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov
Offers access to the Library of Congress catalogs, American Memory, historic maps, photos, documents, audio and video, Thomas legislative information, resources for kids and families, researchers, teachers, and many more resources.

Background Notes
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn
Prepared by the regional bureaus of the US Dept. of State, the notes are factual publications about the land, people, history, government, economics, etc., of independent states of the world, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. Also has information on travel and living abroad, passports and visas.

Ben's Guide to the United States Government for Kids
http://bensguide.gpo.gov
Describes how the U. S. government works and shows students how to use the GPO's Access to locate primary source materials for school assignments K-12.

Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/
Primary online resource for U.S. Census data.

Data.Gov
http://www.data.gov/
Source for data of all kinds collected and funded by Federal government agencies.

Digital History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu
Historical resources for teachers and students provided through partnerships with a variety of museums and archives.

Embassy World
http://www.embassyworld.com
Searchable database of the world's embassies and consulates.

Federal Citizen Information Center
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov
The website for the FCIC office in Pueblo, Colorado which provides answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.

NationMaster.com
http://www.nationmaster.com
A compilation of data and statistics from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF, and OECD.

GPO
http://www.gpoaccess.gov
U. S. government publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Forms.gov
http://www.forms.gov/bgfPortal/main.do
The Forms Catalog provides citizens and businesses with a common access point to federal agency forms. It provides citizens and businesses with the ability to search for business and citizen federal forms needed to interact with the Federal Government.

Smithsonian Institution
http://www.si.edu
The National Museum of Natural History. Covers many topics in history and culture, science, and art. Includes a link for students to explore and learn.

Last updated on July 17, 2009

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