The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
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.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.