General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
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.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.