American History Website Evaluation

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The American Revolution Website Evaluation

The United States revolution is one of the most iconic events in not just American, but world history. So when performing research on a platform as vast as the internet, proper precautions must be taken. A well designed and thorough web evaluation should be done to ensure the credibility and integrity of the website’s content. Certain Criteria involve who authored the website, when the website was created, when it was last updated, who the website was intended for, what types of resources the website offers, and the sites overall value to the reader.

The website www.ushistory.org is a very informative website that tells about the people and events of the American Revolution. The website was created and is maintained by the Independence Hall Association or the “IHA”. The IHA was founded in 1942 to spearhead the creation of the Independence National Park and to educate the general public about the revolutionary period of the United States. In 1995 they launched their organization’s official website, www.ushistory.org, in hopes to further educate people about American history. The credibility of the website is evident from there illustrious amount of awards by entities such as The History Channel, Forbes magazine, The New York Times, and USA Today, just to name a few. The website is updated daily with new current events and other interesting historical findings. The websites audience is for any person (preferably with a high school reading level or better) trying to gain a better understanding of the social and political aspects of the American Revolution. The website offers a wide array of resources from electronic documents such as the declaration of Independence to Benjamin Franklin’s theories on electricity. There is also a large section of links to other historical and informative websites that can further educate the reader about the subject. There is not any strong bias to this website as it is mostly just...
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