This is a project I use called a Biography Box. It can used at any point in U.S. history to focus on a group of people. I usually use it for the period around the turn of the century through the 1st World War. I assign the students a person of interest (Presidents, generals, etc.) during that time period to research & then the information is taped or glued onto a box. It works really well & can be adapted to other subjects. I also do one in Civics for just the Presidents when discussing the Executive Branch..