During the offensive against Germany, Americans faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
The decisions made by leaders and the escalation of bloodletting that finally ended World War II.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.