American Horizons 3e
Video and Web Links


Chapter 1


The Black Legend, Native Americans and Spaniards: Crash Course US History. (11:19)

Did Columbus Really Discover America?

The History of Chocolate


Web Links’s NOVA site has many articles, videos and interactives that explore the First Americans: how they arrived in America, the tools they used and how scientists are doing further research on these early homosapiens.

Explore images, maps and articles about the ancient Mayans, Incans, and Aztecs and discover how these civilizations relate to world history.


Chapter 2


A City Upon A Hill

Fur Trade. Excerpt from Mankind: The Story of All of Us, a History Channel documentary.


Web Links

A collection of articles, maps, and images help to recreate and provide a history on the early English settlement of Jamestown and the Indian settlements nearby -  created by Virginia Tech, The University of Virginia, and the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia.

The Understanding Slavery Initiative website presents an overview of the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.


Chapter 3


King Philips War – The History & Legacy of Americas Forgotten Conflict and First Great Indian War. Presented by TMW Media Group.


Web Links

The Colonial Disease Digital textbook compiles several different diseases that were common during early colonial times, as well as explores how they related to the slave trade.

This resource from Gettysburg College details the effects various Christian groups had on the Native Americans that they attempted to convert.


Chapter 4


A short documentary on American Capitalism: The Industrious Revolution. Presented by Cornell University’s Cornell X

The Industrious Revolution I (5:44)

The Industrious Revolution II (4:48)

22nd July 1706: Terms of the Acts of Union 1707 Agreed. Presented by History Pod.


Web Links

The Golden Age of Piracy. View pictures, maps and videos about pirate pirate settlements, famous pirates, descriptions of equipment and how pirates effected the colonial age.

The University of Miami presents several essays on the Jamaican Maroons and the slave trade.


Chapter 5


The Seven Years War: Crash Course World History (12:19)

A brief history of the Enlightenment and several videos related to the Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution.


Web Links

Small Planet’s website provides an overview of the culture of the colonies, covering important people, wars and religion.

Dedicated to what would have been Benjamin Franklin’s 300th birthday, this site includes a virtual tour of the exhibit with information about Franklin’s life, as well as trivia, artifacts, and links to other resources.

George Washington: A National Treasure is an exhibit curated by the Smithsonian featuring articles, timelines, history and links to various other sites with games and information.


Chapter 6


Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History (12:18)

The Boston Massacre: The American Revolution. Presented by American Heroes Channel

Fast Facts About the Proclamation of 1763. Presented by the History Channel.


Web Links provides the full text of the Declaration of Independence, as well as timelines and further information about the document and the people who signed it.

The Boston Tea Party Historical Society covers historical facts, videos, timelines and first-person accounts surrounding the monumental event in our nation’s history known as the Boston Tea Party. Discover everything from participant biographies to where the tea came from.


Chapter 7


What Were the Articles of Confederation? Presented by the History Channel.

Phillis Wheatley clip from series “Great African American Authors.” Excerpt from CUNY TV’s 8-part documentary series “Great African American Authors.”


Web Links

A colorful, story-telling overview of the American Revolutionary War, with biographies of the founding fathers, little-known facts, and information on the spies, soldiers, women, and other famous Americans involved in the War for Independence.

Part of the American History: From Revolution to Reconstruction and Beyond, created by the University of Groningen. The complete text of the Federal Papers included.

Springfield Technical Community College’s “Shay’s Rebellion and the Making of the Nation” dives into Shay’s Rebellion and reflects on how it affected the coming war.


Chapter 8


Who Won the American Revolution?: Crash Course US History (12:40)

PBS Egalite for All:Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution (2009). PBS Documentary detailing the Haitian Revolution. (55:22)


Web Links

American Heritage Inc. details the events of the War of 1812 through articles, images, maps, and videos.

Princeton University’s website compiles many of Thomas Jefferson’s writings and includes a chronology of Jefferson’s life.


Chapter 9


What Was the Missouri Compromise? Presented by the History Channel.


Web Links

Discovering Lewis & Clark. Sponsored by Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, and National Park Service Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, this large collection of articles detail the entire expedition of Lewis and Clark, from initial preparations, to the routes they took, to their return home.

“Latin American Background and Events Leading to the Wars for Independence” by Gettysburg College details the history of the Latin American revolutions, and discusses important figures and movements related to the revolutions.


Chapter 10


Leviathan – The History of Whaling in America. Video accompaniment to the book Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America by Eric Dolin.


Excerpts from the History Channel’s “The Real West,” hosted by Kenny Rogers.

The Founding of Texas Pt. 1 (13:18).

The Founding of Texas Pt. 2 (13:47)


Web Links

Working conditions, inventions, inventors and what truly caused the Industrial Revolution.

A comprehensive history of the Erie Canal, with special focus on the area surrounding the City of Rochester.

Mandeville Gallery of Union College details the history and mechanics of the Erie Canal.


Chapter 11


APUSH Review: The Second Party System


Web Links

Companion website to the documentary film “Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.”

The History Channel’s dedication to the Trail of Tears.


Chapter 12


Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History (13:10)

America the Story of US: Frederick Douglass. Presented by the History Channel.


Web Links

Operated by the American Antiquarian Society, details the Second Great Awakening and the Age of Reform.

The Web of American Transcendentalism Web by Virginia Commonwealth University is a great source for biographies of important transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau, and also contains various articles, writings and other resources about the history of Transcendentalism.


Chapter 13


How One Piece of Legislation Divided a Nation – Ben Labaree, Jr. Ted-ed video on the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Sound Smart: Dred Scott Case. Presented by the History Channel.


Web Links’s account of the Mexican-American War, with interactive maps and timelines.

An interactive website on the history and ramifications of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous text Uncle Tom’s Cabin - curated by the University of Virginia


Chapter 14


How the Civil War Got Its Start. Video presented by the Smithsonian Channel.

The Civil War in Four Minutes: Black Soldiers. Presented by the Civil War Trust.


Web Links

Companion website to the film “The Civil War” offers a number of videos, images and articles detailing the history, battles and people involved in the Civil War.

 “Abraham Lincoln’s Classroom” by the Lehrman Institute is comprised of maps, political cartoons, articles, short quizzes and links to additional resources on the famous president.


Chapter 15


Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History (12:59)

The KKK. Presented by the History Channel.

Sound Smart: The Homestead Act. Presented by the History Channel.


Web Links|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=224126747

The Abolition of the Slave Trade. This website, run by The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, offers timelines, maps, images and various articles and essays about how slavery came to be abolished.

Digital History’s site for Reconstruction, based on an exhibition from the Valentine Museum in Richmond, details the Reconstruction Era.


Chapter 16


How The US Suppressed Native American Identity. Presented by TeleSur


Web Links

The Transcontinental Railroad honors the history and technology of the Transcontinental Railroad. The site is derived from the collections of the Linda Hall Library

The William F. Cody Archive documents the life and times of Buffalo Bill. The Archive was jointly created by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the McCracken Research Library at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.


Chapter 17


Sound Smart: The Haymarket Square Riot. Presented by History Channel.

Homestead Strike Puts Carnegie and Frick at Odds. Presented by the American Heroes Channel.


Web Links

PBS website companion to the documentary series “The West.” The website includes selected documentary materials, archival images and links to background information.

Digital History provides a timeline, articles, images, quizzes and multimedia about the Gilded Age.


Chapter 18


Growth, Cities, Immigration: Crash Course US History (12:44)


Web Links

The Liberty and Ellis Island Foundation site houses a plethora of information on U.S. immigration history and the island itself.

Read about the emergence of “The New Woman” and how the 19th century represented the expansion of women’s roles.


Chapter 19


The Spanish American War: History Channel Documentary (47:47)


Web Links

The Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt. The site compiles articles, videos, speeches, and cartoons on the life of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Philippine-American War, 1899-1902. The site includes a multitude of images and articles that focus on the war between the Philippines and the States.


Chapter 20


Video and short article on Helen Keller. Presented by


Web Links

Digital History’s site for the Progressive Era. Content includes articles, documents, images and multimedia. Digital History is supported by the College of Education and the University of Houston.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. PBS interactive website on the Jim Crow laws and the system of oppression that persisted after the Reconstruction. The site details the history of segregation up until 1954 but focuses on earlier in the 1900s and late 1800s.


Chapter 21


Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History (13:30)

League of Nations: Extract from BBC People’s Century (15:41)


Web Links

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918. Stanford University provides several articles on the influenza pandemic, images and graphs.

The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919: The University of Michigan’s Center for the History of Medicine hosts a comprehensive listing of the people, places, organizations, and subjects associated with the Influenza Epidemic.


Chapter 22


The Great Depression: Crash Course US History (14:26)

History Brief: The Scopes Trial. Presented by Reading Through History.


Web Links

The Library of Congress’s Guide to the Harlem Renaissance. 


Chapter 23


A full list of recorded speeches by U.S presidents, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous Fireside Chats.



Web Links

America in the 1930’s. An online exhibit by the University of Virginia that compiles film, print and other resources about this influential time period.

Website accompaniment to the PBS film “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”

A close look at The New Deal, and national reform in the wake of the Great Depression.



Chapter 24


The World Wars. A compilation of the History Channel’s videos about the World Wars.

Japanese-American Internment During WWII: History Channel

When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a "security" measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.


Web Links

World War II Database. The site includes articles, images, videos, maps, timelines, and many other resources about World War II.

The accompanying website to the PBS film “The Perilous Flight: America’s World War II in Color.” The site includes videos, letters, timelines and articles about World War II.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Website


Chapter 25


The Cold War: Crash Course US History (13:33)

Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan


Web Links

The Cold War Museum has many articles, images, exhibit overview, activities, and a trivia games.

The Korean War Project maintains command reports and military records. The site also compiles lists of every soldier and unit that served lists of the memorial sites, letters from families, and maps of Korea.


Chapter 26


Brown v. Board of Education: Homework Help from the Bill of Rights Institute.

Civil Rights and the 1950’s: Crash Course US History (11:57)

What is McCarthyism? And How Did it Happen? – Ellen Schrecker. Presented by Ted-Ed.


Web Links

Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. The site includes original papers, articles, timelines, and speeches concerning Martin Luther King, Jr.


Chapter 27


Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Live Coverage: CNBC

Sound Smart: The Black Panthers: History Channel

Malcolm X Speeches & Interviews 1960-1965. A compilation of interviews and speeches given by Malcolm X.


Web Links

Website accompaniment to the PBS movie The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation.

The online exhibit on the Space Race, presented by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The site includes several articles and images about the space race and the various space craft built during this time.


Chapter 28


The My Lai Massacre. The History Channel presents a brief look at the My Lai Massacre, based on a letter written to the US government by army infantryman Ron Ridenhour.

What Was China’s Cultural Revolution and Why Was It So Violent? Presented by NowThis World.


Web Links

This website is dedicated entirely to the Vietnam War. It includes facts, articles, timelines, maps, media and quizzes on the events and people involved in the war.

The website details the events leading up to and following the infamous Watergate Scandal. The site includes timelines, articles, media, and transcripts from the original incriminating tapes and court records.


Chapter 29


A History of Iran: From the 1979 Islamic Revolution to Ayatollah Khomeini’s Death (1989). Interview with Robin Wright the author of In the Name of God. She talks about Ruholla Khomeini and his influence on the West. (56:52)

Feature History – Soviet-Afghan War (10:29).

What Happened in the Iran-Iraq War? Presented by History Channel

Roe v. Wade (Abortion) – Landmark Cases. Presented by Think LegalEase.

The Reagan Revolution: Crash Course US History (14:19)


Web Links

Website dedicated to Ronald Reagan by Raegan 20/20. The site includes timelines, images, speeches, presidential orders, links to other sites and historical documents.

Website dedicated to the Equal Rights Amendment. The site explores the history of the ERA and also offers current facts about which state have ratified the amendment and the ERA in congress compared to the states. The site was created by the Alice Paul Institute.

The History of AIDS. The website has many articles, timelines and other resources about the history of the AIDS epidemic. It also offers links to more facts and current research on AIDS.



Chapter 30


The Clinton Years, or the 1990s: Crash Course US History. (15:37)

Supreme Court Moments in History: Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. A PBS NewsHour video from the 1991 case where Anita Hill accused newly appointed Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.

Bush v. Gore: The Endless Election. A CNN Special Report on the Election of 2000. (42:19)

Feature History – Saddam’s Iraq (17:05)


Web Links

The White House: George W. Bush. A compilation of records, articles and other links concerning George W. Bush’s time as President.

Mapping the 1992 LA Uprising. Information accompanied by a map outlining where each event occurred during the L.A. riots.

In the 90s. Website compiling all the pop culture trends in the 90s. The site includes music, TV, movies and world events.


Chapter 31

Obamination: Crash Course US History

Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror. In this documentary, John Pilger presents a personal view of the war on terror through a multitude of interviews with citizens, soldiers, government officials, and intellectuals. (51:05)

Obergefell v. Hodges – Landmark Cases. Presented by Think LegalEase.

Occupy Wall Street: The Story Behind Seven Months of Protest. Presented by The Guardian.

9/11 Timeline: The Attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Presented by the History Channel.


Web Links

The U.S. War in Afghanistan. A timeline with images that details the major events of the War in Afghanistan.

A collection of PBS FRONTLINE’s reporting on Saddam Hussein and Iraq from the Gulf War to the present. The site links to several other websites that offer articles and videos.

PBS FRONTLINE’s Drug Wars site. The site includes tapes, transcripts, special reports, interviews and several articles on the drug war in America.