Martin Kelly

  • History teacher
  • Online course developer
  • Author of two books on American history


Martin H. Kelly is a former writer for ThoughtCo. He covered American history for ThoughtCo for more than 15 years. Martin taught for 10 years as a secondary school social studies teacher, was director of curriculum for the Florida Virtual School, and developed the Advance Placement (AP) American history course for the school. He is instructional design services manager at Pamoja Education.


Martin Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in history with a classics minor and a master's degreeĀ from the University of Florida.


ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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