Monday, September 28, 2020
historical image of a reaper

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

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.
women in history sign

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.
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.
the white house

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.
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.
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.
Texas

Learn more about how the Mexican war started, ended and everything in that happened in between.