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?
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The story of the dramatic post-World War II tribunal that brought Nazi leaders to justice and defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.