Born into a prominent New England family, George H.W. Bush came from railroad and Wall Street money. His father, Prescott Bush, was George's model for public service. He married Barbara Pierce, whose father was a director of McCall's Publishing Company.
George and Barbara's five surviving children include the 43rd president of the U.S., George W. Bush, and the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush.
Browse a family photo and video gallery and learn more about an American political family.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.