An Annotated List of the Most Valuable
Online Resources on recent American History
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are literally thousands of Internet sites dealing with American history
since 1970 of widely varying quality and reliability.
A history of the Watergate Affair that contains an extensive collection
of primary sources, sound files, speeches, and other documentary
This CNN-Time Magazine site contains Time’s coverage of the Watergate
affair, a Watergate glossary, political cartoons, and streaming
This 1997 Washington Post supplement, marking the 25th
anniversary of the Watergate burglary, contains a chronology,
description of the key figures involved in the affair, and discussion
of the reforms that grew out of the investigation.
AMERICA SINCE 1980
A companion site to the PBS documentary, the site contains oral
histories, sound files, maps, a chronology, interviews with decision-maker,
and a section on weapons and technology.
of the Year: Reagan, Andropov, and Gorbachev
This site reproduces three Time Magazine “Man of the Year” articles:
a 1980 article discussing Ronald Reagan's appeal on the eve of his
presidency; a 1983 article on Reagan and the new Soviet leader Yuri
Andropov; and a 1987 article examining Mikhail Gorbachev’s policies
of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (economic liberalization).
The Impeachment Trial
The PBS NewsHour site contains a sources relating to the impeachment
and acquittal of President Bill Clinton, supplemented with guide
to impeachment and a history of impeachment.