Lewis & Clark

The Lewis & Clark primary source reader builds literacy skills while offering engaging content across social studies subject areas. Primary source documents provide an intimate...

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was a gifted writer whose words helped form the country. Although at one time he wanted to be a great speaker, he found comfort and ease in writing. Not only was...

Expanding the Nation

The westward expansion of the United States included obtaining several areas of land, including the Louisiana Territory, Texas, the Gadsden Purchase, and Alaska. These...

Abigail Adams

Abigail lived during times which were much more difficult for women than today. Despite this fact, Abigail Adams traveled, believed in women’s rights, and experienced the...

Lewis & Clark

The Lewis & Clark primary source reader builds literacy skills while offering engaging content across social studies subject areas. Primary source documents provide an intimate...

The Declaration of Independence Primary Source Readers

The Declaration of Independence was a document that declared the right to be a country that would make its own decisions, starting with the decision to separate from the British...

Causes of the Revolution

Great Britain passed the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, which made colonists angry. Eventually they boycotted and refused to purchase British goods. Great Britain sent soldiers...

James Madison

James Madison made great contributions to the United States. During his presidency, he declared war on Great Britain. Not all of his decisions met public approval, but he was well...

The War of 1812

When President James Madison declared war on Great Britain for a second time, the War of 1812 began. Problems started when America sent ships out to sea to trade with other...