U.S. History

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  • A Visit to Cove Fort Learn more

    Take a virtual visit to an important landmark in Utah history. This pioneer outpost was a way station for weary travelers who crossed the state.

  • America Before the Revolution

    Learn about the Iroquois League, Jamestown and other events, people, and places before the Revolutionary War.

  • America’s States and Capitals Learn more

    Learn names, capitals, state flags, and unique facts for each state in the nation.

  • America’s Transcontinental Railroad Learn more

    Learn how and why the transcontinental railroad was built across America.

  • Bill of Rights

    Learn the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.

  • Civil War

    Learn the major events of the Civil War. Discover how each event contributed to the final restoration of the union between the states of the United States of America.

  • Cold War

    This war of ideas and economies includes the building of the Iron Curtain and the nuclear arms race.

  • Constitutional Amendments

    Learn about the 17 amendments to the Constitution that have been added after the Bill of Rights.

  • Explorers and Settlers of Utah Learn more

    Meet the people who shaped the early history of the state of Utah. Jim Bridger, Jacob Hamblin, and Howard Stansbury are just a few of the people you’ll meet.

  • Explorers of the New World

    Learn the names and routes of European explorers who made the first discoveries and voyages in the Americas.

  • Famous U.S. Presidents

    Learn about the most famous U.S. Presidents: George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and 10 others.

  • Founders of America

    Learn the important founders who helped win our nation’s independence. John Adams, Patrick Henry, James Madison, and others.

  • Great Depression Learn more

    Learn about the hardships and challenges that Americans faced during the Great Depression and find out how they coped with them.

  • Growing a Nation Learn more


  • Industrial Revolution Learn more

    Explore the people and events involved in the period of rapid technological innovation of the early19th century.

  • Japanese Internment Learn more

    Learn why some of America’s citizens were interned during World War II, and how their lives were affected.

  • Mexican War Learn more

    Discover the causes of the Mexican War and explore its effects.

  • Modern U.S. Presidents

    Learn about the 12 most recent U.S. Presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush.

  • Montford Point Marines Learn more

    Listen to the stories of the Montford Point Marines, who faced discrimination and segregation in the military, and learn about their significance in the military.

  • Native American Tribes of Utah Learn more

    Learn about the Native American Tribes of Utah and how they influenced the development of Utah and the West.

  • Nineteenth Century

    Manufacturing, imperialism, immigration, and education are just a few of the major themes from this dynamic century.

  • The American Labor Movement Learn more

    Explore the issues that the American working class faced during the late nineteenth century and find out how the American Labor Movement got started.

  • The Articles of Confederation Learn more

    Learn about the “first constitution� of the United States, drafted in 1777 by the same Continental Congress that passed the Declaration of Independence.

  • The Colorado River Learn more

    Look at the history of the Colorado River and the changes it experienced over time.

  • The Mississippi River Learn more

    Explore the culture and industry of the Mississippi River Valley through the eyes of author Clifton Johnson.

  • The Race for Space Learn more

    Explore the events and programs that lead to and occurred during America’s race for space.

  • The Spanish American War Learn more

    Learn about the events that occurred during the war between the U.S. and Spain that led to the emergence of the U.S. as a world power.

  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Learn about the African Americans in the early twentieth century who trained at the Tuskegee Institute and became pilots for their country.

  • Underground Railroad Learn more


  • Vicksburg Learn more

    Learn about the city of Vicksburg and why it played such an important role in the Civil War.

  • Wars in U.S. History

    Honor American veterans by learning about the major wars in the History of the United States.

  • Westward Expansion

    The Cumberland Gap, Erie Canal, and Oklahoma Land Rush opened the west to trappers and early settlers.

  • World War I Learn more

    Experience stories of soldiers from Opelika, Alabama that inspire courage and gratitude for those who served in the “war to end all wars.”

  • World War II in Europe

    Explore the rise and fall of the Nazi empire in Europe during the largest world war.