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.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.