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WPHS Library: APUSH Databases

US History in Context

HINTS for U.S. History in Context database

Use the "browse topics" function on the top left corner to help you come up with ideas.

When you find a topic, use the Related Subjects box on the right side to find similar topics

Search specific decades (i.e. 1760s, 1790s, etc.) to find reference articles, biographies, images, case law and more from the selected time period.

Topic suggestions:

  • Pre-Revolutionary America from 1763 to 1775
  • American Revolution
  • Quest for Religious Freedom in Early America
  • Great Awakening
  • French and Indian War
  • The Boston Massacre Trials

Research in Context

HINTS for Research in Context

When browsing topics, click on the arrow next to "View All" and scroll down to "U.S. History" or click on U.S. History at the bottom of the page

Like U.S. History in Context, you can enter decades in the search box

Topic suggestions:

  • Federalists
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Benedict Arnold
  • Green Mountain Boys
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Lemuel Haynes
  • John Jay

Britannica Online School Edition

HINTS for Britannica School Edition

Choose an era and cultural association in the biography finder on the right side to search for interesting characters from your time period

Use the article and/or media browse search feature then select History and either Global Exploration or Age of Revolutions to find relevant information

Recommended U.S. Primary Source section on the right side has speeches, bills, legislation and more, some of which are from your time period

Use the related tab after finding an interesting topic to find similar topics

Topic suggestions:

  • American Revolution
  • Whiskey Rebellion
  • Townshend Acts
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

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