Tuesday, April 20, 2021
normandy

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

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

Learn how the invention of the sewing machine led to the evolution of the American mercantile economy into the age of industrial capitalism.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hugh Earnhert digs into Harry Truman's reluctance to run as FDR's vice presidential candidate in the 1944 election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.