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.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
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.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.