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Politics & History

*.5 Best of History Web Sites This site provides categorized links to hundreds of "history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy and usefulness. Sites with engaging content and useful multimedia technologies are most likely to be included. General resources and research-oriented sites included." There are also links to information about Teaching with Technology.

*.75 PBS History Directory of history-related broadcast series and programs produced by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS): American Experience, American Masters, Frontline, Ken Burns's American Stories, NOVA, and P.O.V. Topics include the ancient world, biographies, United States, war and espionage, and the world. Features lesson plans and activities for teachers. Searchable.

1 Congressional Directory -- C-SPAN View legislators by State Delegation or alphabetical list, Senate or House committees, Congressional Leadership, and Key Officers Capitol Hill Phone Numbers, or search by member name or zip Code. Member Name Search can be narrowed by party, chamber, and/or state. Results include Washington and home district addresses, e-mail addresses, phone and fax numbers, brief background information, committee assignments, political action committee contributions, etc. Particularly useful is the congressional committee information, including rosters, contact information, subcommittees, etc.

2. Election Statistics
"Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections from the official sources among the various states and territories. These documents, out of print for many years, have been collected and scanned in a format to make them once again available to researchers and students." Searchable. From the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives.

3 Political Resources on the Net
Comprehensive, annotated directory of political sites available on the Internet, searchable and sorted by country, with links to the political parties, information about the political system, constitution, organizations, and the national media. Excellent resource.

4 Country Studies
Online version of a series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. This series contains studies of more than 100 countries. You can search across all countries or any combination of countries, browse the table of contents for a specific country, or read the full text for any of the countries listed.