Were your parents the first in your family to immigrate to the U.S., or was it someone from an older generation? Did they come seeking opportunity... and did they find it? What was their American dream?
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.