"It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." —Thomas Jefferson, 1823

Founding Documents

Foundations of the West (Ancient-1492)

Exploration and the Colonial Era (1492-1765)

Independence and the Early State (1765-1789)

Antebellum America (1789-1860)

Secession and War (1860-1865)

Reconstruction and Westward Expansion (1865-1914)

The Modern State and Foreign Engagement (1914-1945)

Cold War, Cultural Upheaval, and the Reagan Era (1945-1991)

Contemporary America (1991-Present)

Party Platforms