Monday, July 4, 2022

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.
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.

WWI was a blessing for radio because the United States government suspended all patent disputes until after the conflict and pushed production forward.

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

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

Hugh Earnhart recaps the service of an American hero, William "Willy" Vaughan, of Austintown, Ohio, during World War II.
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.
Harpers Ferry

John Brown's raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in October 1859 stands out as a critical event in the spiral that led to the American Civil War. 
grand canyon

Hugh Earnhart recaps the tale of John Wesley Powell and nine other men, who set off to explore the Grand Canyon on May 24, 1869.

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