Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
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.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.