Monday, July 4, 2022
C-47

Planes, ships and tanks got the most attention, but thousands of other items were no less impressive. Learn more about American manufacturers' role in WWII.
sewing machines

Learn how the invention of the sewing machine led to the evolution of the American mercantile economy into the age of industrial capitalism.
Plymouth rock

The Plymouth colony was never large, but it played a significant role in pointing other dissenters the way to the New World.
historical image of a reaper

Find out how Cyrus H. McCormick developed the reaper and revolutionized grain farming in the 1800s.
North Carolina

Despite fertile land and navigable rivers, the North Carolina colony grew slowly. Hugh Earnhart explains the factors that contributed.
cannon

Discontent grew in the South until southern states began seceding and eventually formed the Confederacy to oppose the Union army in the American Civil War.

Washington decided on a bold stroke of military strategy to win the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776.
rocky mountains

The mountain men were the pioneers of the Rocky Mountains, who came first as fur trappers, lured to the West by beavers and later by the buffalo.
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.
flag and fireworks

Hugh Earnhart details the long history of the Fourth of July — the birthday of the United States of America.