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History of Migration and Immigration Laws in the United States

http://www.umass.edu/complit/aclanet/USMigrat.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This University of Massachusetts site provide a brief overview of immigration policy in U.S. history. It is a must read for any discussion of immigration policy. Standard 11.11.1

Comments: It would have been nice for the author of this secodary text to have linked to the primary resources discussed.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1588

Illusion and Delusion: The Watergate Decade

http://www.journale.com/watergate.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Watergate story is simply told on this page which includes photographs of the major figures involved. Standard 11.11.4

Comments: A good overview of the Watergate Scandal.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1671

Nixon and Watergate

http://www.archives.gov/exhibit_hall/american_originals/nixon.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: During the night of June 17, 1972, five burglars broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC. Investigation into the break-in exposed a trail of abuses that led to the highest levels of the Nixon administration and ultimately to the President himself. President Nixon resigned from office under threat of impeachment on August 9, 1974. Standard 11.11.4

Comments: This National Archives site primary sources may be expanded for projection.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2320

President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=91

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address in which he announced that "we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty." The inaugural ceremony is a defining moment in a President's career, and no one knew this better than John F. Kennedy as he prepared for his own inauguration on January 20, 1961. It was a meticulously crafted piece of oratory that dramatically announced a generational change in the White House and called on the nation to combat "tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself." Standard 11.11.2

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2511

Project Geo Sim

http://geosim.cs.vt.edu/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has downloadable simulations for human population, U.S. Congressional apportionment and global migration/immigration. Standard 11.11.7, 12.4.1 and 12.4.4 civics and 12.4.4 economics

Comments: To get the full benefit of this site, the user needs a fairly sophisticated level of technical knowledge and computer software. The simulation itself is pretty advanced.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2540

Richard M. Nixon Biography

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAnixon.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: When elected president in 1968, Nixon brought with him to the presidency a lifetime of political experience (sometimes controversial) as a congressman, senator, and Vice President. His achievements as president, particularly in foreign affairs, were significant, and they won him election to a second term in 1972. But his accomplishments were overshadowed by his role in the Watergate scandal, which forced him to resign from office in 1974, the only U.S. president to do so. Standards 11.11.2 and 11.11.4

Comments: This Spartacus article is a clear biographical sketch hotlinked to other articles on people or events from the Nixon era.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2639

Social Statistics Briefing Room

http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The purpose of Social Statistics Briefing Room is to provide easy access to current Federal social statistics. It provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies. All the estimates for the indicators presented in the Federal Statistics Briefing Rooms are the most currently available values. Standards 11.11.7, and 12.5.1 economics

Comments: This site is a must when discussing the development of government policy.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2795

Thomas Edison's Patent Application for the Light Bulb (1880)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=46

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Thomas Edison propelled the United States out of the gaslight era and into the electric age. On January 27, 1880, Thomas Edison received the historic patent based on the principles of his incandescent lamp that paved the way for the widespread use of the electric light.Three of his most famous inventions, the phonograph, a practical incandescent light bulb, and the moving picture camera, revolutionized the way people live throughout the world. His work transformed the United States into the world's greatest industrial superpower. Standard 8.12.9

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3135

Three Decades of Mass Immigration: The Legacy of the 1965 Immigration Act

http://www.cis.org/articles/1995/back395.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site from the Center for Immigration Studies provides a thorough discussion of the 1965 Immigration Act, what it was intended to do and its real consequences have been. Standard 11.11.1

Comments: This Center for Immigration Studies site is great for student research projects.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3149

Transcript of John Glenn's Official Communication with the Command Center (1962)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=93

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Soviet scientists stunned the world on October 4, 1957, when they launched a satellite, called Sputnik I, into orbit around the earth. The military significance of Sputnik was lost on no one and a space and arms race fever swept the nation. John Glenn conducted the first manned space orbit of the earth on February 20, 1962. This is the transcription of his in-flight communication with Mission Control in Florida. Standard 11.9.3, and 11.9.4

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3193

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