Gaines County Library System

History

American History

Jump Back in Time
Listen to America's Story: The founding of a new nation, the war that tore our country in two, the great war that shook the world, and the voyage to the moon.

African-Americans in History
Biographies that show the vital role African-Americans have played in shaping America's history and culture; from Booker T. Washington to Colin Powell.

African-American History
Explore current and past African American issues such as slavery, the million-man march, and discrimination.

United States Time Line
Read about major events in U.S. History from before 1600 through the present, including presidential elections, the Civil Rights Movement, and more.

United States: Bill of Rights
Why did the American people, in particular, want guarantees about their liberty? Why did the ideal of democracy threaten the very ideal of liberty? And why wasn't the Bill of Rights really put into practice for the first 130 years of its existence?