The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War was formed after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and consisted mostly of free men.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
A minute-by-minute account, on both sides of the Pacific, leading up to the surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.