The next step is to find a bit more information about what was going on during the period of time when your historical figure made their accomplishment. This will help you understand why their accomplishment was significant.
(Infobase) Provides topic pages and overviews for historical events, daily life in different eras, historical controversies, and multimedia supplements as well as primary sources. Covers the colonial/revolutionary period and forward.
(GALE) Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to researchers. Updated daily, this resource offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work established in the field.
(Credo) Includes materials from over 650 full-text reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
(PBS) U.S. History is broken down by time periods, ranging from Three Worlds Meet (beginnings to 1620) to Contemporary United States (1968 - today). Includes videos, interactive maps, lesson plans, and more.
(PBS) World History is an expansive subject with topics including the Beginnings of Human society and Early Civilizations (4000 - 1000 BCE) to The World Since 1945. Includes videos, interactive maps, and lessons.