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WEBSITES

AmericanPresident.org

(http://www.americanpresident.org)
Biographical information about the U.S. Presidents, the issues that were current to each presidency and the members of each cabinet

USA.gov

(http://www.usa.gov/)
The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal
Includes a searchable database of government websites, also organized by topic and subject area.

First Ladies of the United States

(http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/first_ladies/)

Justice Learning: A Civic Education in the Real World

(http://www.justicelearning.org/)
Justice Learning is an issue-based approach for engaging high school students in informed political discourse. The website uses audio from NPR’s Justice Talking radio show and articles from The New York Times to teach students about reasoned debate and the often-conflicting values inherent in our democracy.

League of Women Voters

(http://lwv.org)
Up to date information on current public policy issues and ways to participate in the democratic process

The Official State of New Jersey Website

(http://www.state.nj.us/nj/gov/)
Information on local, state and federal offices, links to state programs and other topics including; immigration information, jury duty, state income tax returns, passports and voter registration.

Our Documents

(http://www.ourdocuments.gov/index.php?flash=true&)
This site contains 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965 and can provide information on historical figures where not a lot of information is readily available.

Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take positions on policy issues.

Project Vote Smart

(http://www.votesmart.org/)
Information on the election process, current political issues and candidate information for federal, state and local elections

Supreme Court Collection

(http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/topic.htm)
A list of historic Supreme Court decisions by topic.


BIOGRAPHIES

Academy of Achievement

(http://www.achievement.org/galleryachieve.html)

Biography.com

(http://www.biography.com)
A searchable database of 25,000 notable people from the past and present

Infoplease Almanac

(http://www.infoplease.com/people.html)
Concise biographies of more than 30,000 people


 


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