Tuesday, April 20, 2021
historical image of a reaper

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

Hugh Earnhart digs into the history of Mount Rushmore. Learn how the idea began, the faces were chosen and the work was completed.
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.
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.
camel

After the 1848 treaty ended war with Mexico, and the U.S. received all of Texas above the Rio Grande, a new form of transportation was needed — the camel. 
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.
meriwether lewis

Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery were the first white men to cross the western half of the U.S. in 1804.
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.
covered wagon

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

Learn who owned Arlington before the Civil War and how it came to be known as Arlington National Cemetery.