In the 1920s, many Americans were listening to Jazz and learning the Charleston. Henry Ford preferred the country dances he learned as a boy - quadrilles, gavottes, the schottische, the polka and the chorus jig were his favorites. Later in life he hosted dance lessons in Dearborn twice a week to teach what he believed was the correct, old way of dancing.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.