Thursday, August 6, 2020

Washington decided on a bold stroke of military strategy to win the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Probably the most revolutionary of all the New Deal undertakings was the Social Security Act. Find out how it was created, amended and finally passed.
train

The post office created the Railway Post Office (RPO) in 1869. Learn more about the innovations that made it possible and how it evolved over time.
french quarter, New Orleans

From the early 1600s to 1763 when the Treaty of Paris was signed, the French explored North America leaving their mark in many ways.
mount rushmore

Hugh Earnhart digs into the history of Mount Rushmore. Learn how the idea began, the faces were chosen and the work was completed.
meriwether lewis

Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery were the first white men to cross the western half of the U.S. in 1804.
New York City 1890

The United States attracted many European immigrants during the decades of 1840 and 1850. Learn more about these large migrations and what caused them.
kid on a train

"Orphan trains" were one of many remedies to try to unravel the plight of poverty in the cities of America in the mid-19th century and early 20th century.
camel

After the 1848 treaty ended war with Mexico, and the U.S. received all of Texas above the Rio Grande, a new form of transportation was needed — the camel. 
French flag

The overriding issue during John Adams' presidency was the question of peace with France. Find out how the second president of the U.S. kept the peace.