Eleanor and Franklin were cousins, but how closely related were they, and how were they related to President Theodore Roosevelt? Check out this family tree to find out.
The prominence of the Roosevelt family in American history is legendary. The family's legacy claims two of America's best-loved presidents as well as one of the most influential first ladies. From the first 17th-century merchants who established their family's fortune to Eleanor Roosevelt's vehement activity in public affairs in the 1960s, the family's influence on American politics, society, and culture spans the centuries. The web of characters in this fascinating American family is revealed here.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.