Examining the storied rise and fall of Route 66
Learn more about Route 66's history, unique construction, impact on pop culture and legacy, as well as, how it was phased out over time.
The long road to women’s suffrage
On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment passed the Senate and was submitted to the states, allowing women to vote. Learn what it took to get there.
Election of 1860 led to two major parties
Learn more about how two major parties — Democrat and Republican — came to dominate the national elections in the United States.
Though successful, Mexican war brought guilt
Learn more about how the Mexican war started, ended and everything in that happened in between.
A gutsy mission to save the Lipizzaners
Learn more about the mission to recover the Lipizzaner horses, the jewels of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, from the Nazis during WWII.
Foolhardy Custer longed for a feat of valor
Learn more about the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Col. George A. Custer.
How the sewing machine transformed society
Learn how the invention of the sewing machine led to the evolution of the American mercantile economy into the age of industrial capitalism.
When Lincoln was thanked by Sojourner Truth
Learn more about the life and work of Sojourner Truth and the time she visited Abraham Lincoln to thank him for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.
Washington’s clever attack saved The Revolution
Washington decided on a bold stroke of military strategy to win the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776.
Social Security Act was part of FDR’s New Deal
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.