Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the U.S., was friends with the first 12 Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. She was nicknamed "Queen Dolley," and when she died she was given the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen for a woman.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
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.
After the stock market crashed in 1929, thousands suffered unemployment and poverty in the Great Depression.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.