Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
After the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, British and American pilots delivered tons of food and fuel to the German city by airplane for nearly a year.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.