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 saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.