Often called “the first First Lady,” Dolley Madison defined the role of the President’s wife and hostess. With her behind-the-scenes influence on political policy and her expansion of the expected role of the First Lady, Dolley Madison was one woman among many who broke new ground in the White House. Browse this gallery of other first ladies.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.