The Cold War and the nuclear arms race dominated American foreign policy for decades. Did the fears of nuclear weapons personally affect your life? Do you think the U.S. should have engaged in creating the world’s most powerful bombs? What do you think is the most threatening weapon in the world today?
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.