A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century. He served as a New York congressman during the Fifties and Sixties.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
In September 1970, militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked five commercial airplanes.