Famous Americans Online

Biography Research Template

This page lists people by category and provides links to websites about them.

FAMOUS AMERICANS ONLINE
Presidents of the United States

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Aviators

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Native Americans **************
Frontiersmen

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Showpeople

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Scientists and Inventors **************
Soldiers, Patriots, and Political Leaders ************** Writers
************** Social Reformers **************
First Ladies

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Business Leaders

 

Presidents of the United States

The Presidents of the United States@ The Whitehouse.Gov

The American Presidency : NBK: Presidents & First Ladies @ Grolier.Com

Federal Government Resources on the Web/Presidents @ The University of Michigan Library

POTUS (Presidents of the United States) @ Internet Public Library

Presidents: @ From Revolution to Reconstruction

 

Native Americans

Chief Joseph  

Chief Joseph Biography @ New Perspectives on the West (PBS)  

Chief Joseph Biography @ Powersource.Com

 

Sacajawea 

Sacajawea Biography@ New Perspectives on the West (PBS) 

Information about Sacajawea Birthplace @ SacajaweaHome.Com  

Sacajawea Biography @ Notable Women Ancestors  

 

Black Hawk

Biography of Black Hawk @ Black Hawk Middle School (Madison, WI) 

Black Hawk War Page (Student Project)

Aviators

Glenn H. Curtiss

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum 

 

Amelia Earhart

The Official Site of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart Biography @ National Women's Hall of Fame

 

Charles Lindbergh

Biography of Charles Lindbergh @ Charles Lindbergh An American Aviator

Biography of Charles Lindbergh @ WTTW11 - Innovators - Chasing the Sun

 

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman 1892 - 1926 @ BessieColeman.com

Bessie Coleman @ The Ninety-Nines

 

Edward "Eddie" V. Rickenbacker

American Aces of WWI - Edward Rickenbacker @ An Illustrated History of World War One

Edward Vernon RickenbackerNational Aviation Hall of Fame 

 

Frontiersmen

Davy Crockett 

Davy Crockett Biography @ The Handbook of Texas Online 

Davy Crockett Biography @ The American West.Com 

 

Daniel Boone  

Daniel Boone Biography @ The American West.Com  

Daniel Boone Biography @ The Daniel Boone Homestead Page  

 

Scientists and Inventors

Roy Chapman Andrews

Roy Chapman Andrews @Strange Science: The Rocky Road to Paleontology and Biology

On the Trail of Roy Chapman Andrews @ Beloit College Magazine

 

Henry Ford

The Life of Henry Ford @ Henry Ford Museum &Greenfield Village 

People and Discoveries: Henry Ford @ A Science Odyssey (PBS)

 

Eli Whitney 

Eli Whitney, The Inventor @ Eli Whitney Museum 

Eli Whitney Biography @ Invent Now - Inventors Hall of Fame  

Eli Whitney Biography @ NASA Kennedy Space Center Technology  

 

Orville Wright (The Wright Brothers)

Orville Wright Biography and more @ The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company and  Museum of Pioneer Aviation  

Orville Wright Biography @ Invent Now - National Inventors Hall of Fame  

 

Wilbur Wright (The Wright Brothers)

Wilbur Wright Biography and more @ The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company and  Museum of Pioneer Aviation   

Wilbur Wright Biography @ Invent Now - National Inventors Hall of Fame 

 

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver Biography @ Invent Now - National Inventors Hall of Fame 

George Washington Carver Biography and more @ E-Library @ Iowa State University  

 

Soldiers, Patriots and Political Leaders

Benjamin Franklin 

Benjamin Franklin Biography and more @ From Revolution to Reconstruction...and what happened afterwards  

Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man @ The Franklin Institute

 

Ulysses S. Grant

Biography of Ulysses S. Grant @ White House.gov

Grolier Presents: The American Presidency: Ulysses S. Grant @ Encyclopedia Americana

 

Thomas Jefferson 

Thomas Jefferson Biography @ The White House

Thomas Jefferson Biography and more @ From Revolution to Reconstruction...and what happened afterwards  

 

Robert E. Lee 

  Robert E. Lee Biography @ From Revolution to  Reconstruction . . . and what happened afterwards

 

Abraham Lincoln 

Abraham Lincoln Biography @ The White House

Abraham Lincoln Research Site

Abraham Lincoln Timeline

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

 

Francis Marion

Francis Marion @ Blue Darter's Guide to the American Revolution

A Culinary Legend: Francis Marion and the Sweet Potato @ South Carolina Department of Archives and History

General Francis Marion: The Patriot, The Swamp Fox @ Francis Marion University

 

Molly Pitcher

Molly Pitcher @ United States Field Artillery Assn. at Fort Sill, OK

Molly Pitcher @ Archiving Early America

 

Caesar Rodney

Signers of the Declaration of Independence @ US History.Org

Caesar Rodney @ US History Org

Delaware's Hero for All Time: Caesar Rodney @ "Delaware-the First State" Biographies

 

Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross : Her Life @ The Betsy Ross Homepage

The Legend of Betsy Ross @ The Flag of the United States of America Page

 

William Tecumseh Sherman

Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman @ Museum of the City of San Francisco

William Tecumseh Sherman @ PBS' New Perspectives on the West

 

George Washington 

George Washington Biography @ The White House

George Washington Biography @ From Revolution to Reconstruction...and what happened afterwards  

 

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster @ Marshfield, Massachusetts Online Site

Text of "The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benet @ The Law and Popular Culture at Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas School of Law

Daniel Webster: Dartmouth's Favorite Son @ Dartmouth College

 

Showpeople

P. T. Barnum

P. T. Barnum Biography @ The Barnum Museum  

P. T. Barnum How He Changed the English Language Forever @ Useless Information.com

 

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley @ Women in History

Annie Oakley Home and Short Biography @The Dorchester County (MD) Public Library

 

Social Reformers

Douglass, Frederick

The Frederick Douglass Papers @ the Library of Congress

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: American Slave

Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist/Editor by Sandra Thomas, University of Rochester

The Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center in Rochester, N. Y.

 

Jane Addams

Jane Addams Biography @ National Women's Hall of Fame

Jane Addams Biography @ Nobel Laureate E-Museum

 

Susan B. Anthony

Biography of Susan B. Anthony @ The Susan B. Anthony House

Stanton and Anthony Papers Project Online  @ Rutgers University

 

Clara Barton

Clara Barton Biography @ Spectrum Home and School Network

Clara Barton Chronology @The Clara Barton National Historic Site

 

  Mary Harris (Mother) Jones

Mary Harris (Mother) Jones @ A Celebration of Women Writers

Mother Jones: The Miners' Angel @ Illinois Labor History Society

The Union Miners' Cemetery : Mount Olive, Illinois @ Illinois Labor History Society

Mary Harris Jones and the Knights of Labor

Photographs of Miners' Union Cemetery in Mt. Olive, Illinois

 

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King - The Nobel Peace Prize 1964 @ NobelPrize.Org

Martin Luther King Jr. & The Civil Rights Movement @ SeattleTimes.Org

Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. @ The King Center

 

Business Leaders

John D. Rockefeller

Pathfinder on John D. Rockefeller @ Quesper.com

First Ladies 

Mary Todd Lincoln 

Encyclopedia Americana: Mary Todd Lincoln Biography @ Grolier Presents The American Presidency

Biography of Mary Todd Lincoln @ The White House

Mary Todd Lincoln @ American Civil War.Com 

 

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

Biography of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington @ The White House

Martha Washington Biography @ Grolier Presents: The American Presidency

(Encyclopedia Americana)

 

Writers

Emily Dickinson    

Emily Dickinson Biography @ From Revolution to Reconstruction...and what happened afterwards  

Dickinson Family Virtual Site @ The University of Massachusetts, Amherst  

Emily Dickinson @ American Poems

 

Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key @ Flag of the United States of America

Francis Scott Key Biography @ Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

Selected Poetry of Francis Scott Key @ Representative Poetry Online

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet's Life and Times @ Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896 @ A Celebration of Women Writers

 

Mark Twain

Tour of Twain's Hometown @ Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

Mark Twain Biography @ Hannibal.Net

 

Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg @ CarlSandburg.com

  Carl Sandburg 1878-1967 @ Modern American Poetry

 

Compiled by Carol Fox

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