The Library of Congress is home to many of the most important
documents in American history. This Web site provides links
to materials digitized from the collections of the Library
of Congress that supplement and enhance the study of these
The links at right highlight eras of American History. Each
of these sections link to a list of important documents from
that era. For each item on these lists there is a page with
background information about the document, a list of links
to digital materials concerning that document from the Library's
site and elsewhere, and bibliographies both for general readers
and for younger readers.
The initial release of this Web site contains documents from
the years 1775 to 1870. Updates will be made on a regular
basis, including the addition of documents from the 20th Century.
Created by Kenneth Drexler and Mark F. Hall,
Digital Reference Specialists