From the Gateway Arch, Rockefeller Center, the Sears Tower, and the Empire State Buiding to the carvings on Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Space Needle and Grand Central Terminal, the U.S. has dozens of impressive, important, and iconic structures. Which ones have you been to? Which has had the biggest impact on its local community and on the country? Which one is your favorite?
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.