Thursday, May 26, 2022
United Nations

Learn how Woodrow Wilson's failed League of Nations eventually led to the establishment of the United Nations.
Yosemite National Park

Theodore Roosevelt's lifelong love of the outdoors, the animals and the natural resources propelled him to foster the conservation of America's landscape.
crocks

One of the most difficult obstacles facing George Washington's first administration was that of guaranteeing the loyalty of the West to the Union.
fishing boat

Kanagawa Treaty marked the end of Japan's 220-year-old policy of national seclusion by opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American vessels.
paint brushes

In 1943, Norman Rockwell painted the Four Freedoms and instantly became "America's artist in chief."
covered wagon

Learn more about the start of a large migration of Anglo-Saxon pioneers at the end of the War of 1812.
pigeon

By the 20th century, the passenger pigeon disappeared from the sky above and the earth below. It was extinct.
normandy

Learn more about the planning and execution of the Invasion of Normandy — "Operation Overlord" — on June 6, 1944.
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.
flag

Learn more about Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster and how they made decisions leading to the development of the American nation.