Famous Americans Online

Biography Research Template

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

Presidents of the United States




Native Americans **************




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



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 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)


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 



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



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)



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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