Primary Source Learning: Primary Sources Through Time

America's Library Jump Back in Time

Looking for primary sources related to a particular time period in U.S. history? The Teaching with Library of Congress blog suggests using the American Memory Timeline,  an online presentation that provides a comprehensive look through U.S. history using primary sources from the Library’s collections. For teaching ideas, read the whole blog post. More resources are listed below.

U.S. History by Time Period links to primary sources & more resources, colonial beginnings to the 21st century

Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention Timeline 1764-1788

Primary documents in American history digital resource guide 1775-1920

American Memory Timeline settlement to 1968

Jump back in time with America’s Library 1492-1977

Immigration and Relocation in U.S. History Global Timeline