Who was your favorite 20th-century American president? Was it FDR? Kennedy? Reagan? Or one of the other 14 men from Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) to Bill Clinton (1993-2001) who helped usher the United States through the 1900s? Who do you think was the most influential? Who had the greatest impact on the country we live in today?
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.