Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.