Great American History (GAH) provides free educational articles, research paper ideas, lesson plans, and quizzes on the American Civil War, American Revolutionary War, and Abraham Lincoln.

GAH offers 4 Key Resources for Students of American History:

GAH Blog

The GAH Blog focuses on the development of interesting research topics for students. The latest:

widget @ surfing-waves.com

Revolutionary War Outline

In our Outline of the American Revolution you will find easy access to other websites that cover various topics on the American Revolutionary War, organized in "Outline" fashion. This outline presents the people, battles, and significant events of the American Revolutionary War in an organized manner for educators and students. It is an excellent research tool.

Civil War Outline

In the Outline of the American Civil War you will find easy access to other websites that cover various topics on the Civil War, organized in an easy-to-use "Outline" fashion. This has been a popular tool for educators and students of the Civil War for over two decades!

Civil War and Abraham Lincoln Library

In the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln Library you will find free educational articles on the subjects of the Civil War, the American Revolution, and Abraham Lincoln. The library includes:

In addition, we provide two Quizzes on the Civil War, book reviews, lesson plans, and more.

About the Author of Great American History

Gordon Leidner


Gordon Leidner has maintained the Great American History website since 1996. Since then, GAH has been visited by thousands students, educators, homeschoolers, researchers, and writers seeking free, quality material on the American Civil War, the American Revolution, and President Abraham Lincoln.

Gordon has been a lifelong student of the Civil War and the American Revolution. His contributions include: