Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
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.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.