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The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.
The Civilian Conservation Corps
FDR's New Deal program, CCC, put three million young men to work in camps across America during the height of the Great Depression.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the her husband's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
Governor of Alabama during the contentious time of desegregation, Wallace made runs for president in 1968 and 1972.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Nixon's China Game
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
Race for the Superbomb Timeline
One hundred events related to the creation of the hydrogen bomb.
What if Robert Kennedy had not been assassinated? Would he have secured the Democratic nomination? Would he have been elected president? How might history have unfolded differently?
Timeline of World War II
A timeline of major events in World War II.
Vietnam Who's Who
Influential people in the Vietnam war.
William McKinley's Presidency
During his presidency, McKinley was able to expand America's land holdings through war with Spain.
Your Constitution I.Q.
How well do you know your government? Take this quiz about the debate over the Constitution.
My American Experience
We invite you to tell us your own stories - whether you lived through a tumultuous time period or learned about it from a relative, a book or a movie.