The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
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.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.