War hero and man of the people during 1968 in America, Ulysses S. Grant.
Johnson becomes president after the death of Lincoln.
When Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated, he became president of a fractured Union.
Presidents Pierce and Buchanan in the U.S.
A time of compromise in 1850 for Taylor and Fillmore who didn't do much to ease the tension.
Polk was a man of Manifest Destiny that got things done.
The birth of the Lone Star Republic's impact on the United States.
Martin Van Buren fire the furnace of sectional rivalry for more than 20 years.
Andrew Jackson's rise to power ushered in the modern party system and culture.
The election of 1824 saw the beginning of a new political era in America.
Martha Washington, Dolly Madison and Elizabeth Monroe helped to establish America.
James Monroe's years as president.
James Madison fortifies the American colonies with a stronger central government.
Alexander Hamilton's life.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson sign the Declaration of Independence and each become president of the U.S.
The creation of the Declaration of Independence paved by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
George Washington's experiences as a soldier, hero and president.
An inventor, philosopher and a politician.
Paul Revere and Joseph Warren as icons of patriotism.
The pioneers of patriotism like Richard Henry Lee, George Mason and Patrick Henry.
The blessing of liberty and freedom.
The San Juan Islands as the site of America's border war with Britain.
Seattle as the epicenter of a revolution.
Saving the trees in the Redwoods; the deepest lake in the U.S.
San Francisco as a shining jewel of America.
The history of art and architecture in California.
In Nashville, learn why "bein' country" will always be a big part of our nation.
The riverboat as the backbone of American transit.
The history and legacy of the horse in America.
MLK Jr. learned life lessons in Atlanta.
The storms of Nantucket that people have weathered.
Intolerance in the Massachusetts community.
The age of intolerance and religious freedom.
The blue-collar effort that built America.
The struggle for freedom in people's lands.
The reality of the American pirate.
The early days of the Spanish conquistadores.
Exploring the early American Frontier.
Two colonies started with hope, went through dark days and reemerged as cities of light.
Miami is a celebration for the senses.
The beginning of the Atomic age ends the war.
The war in the Pacific rages on.
Allied successes are in big trouble.
Americans take the war to the Japanese.
America's "Great Crusade."
The United States is once again ensnarled in a world war.
Japanese born American citizens in camps.
German U-Boats an spies destroy.
The Japanese war machine; the US Navy stands tall; American victories at Midway and Gaudacanal.
An industrial transformation changes America.
A sneak attack shatters American peace.
FDR's New Deal during the Great Depression..
The crash of '29 led to the worst economic disaster in world history.
America enters a new era of prosperity and excess.
American soldiers enter the war.
War is raging in Europe.
Woodrow Wilson's presidency.
Theodore Roosevelt as one of our most celebrated presidents.
Exploring the history of Notre Dame.
U.S. explodes onto the international stage.
The working class fights for a voice; the women fight for the right to vote.
The American industrial renaissance.
The age of discovery, innovation and invention.
The Gilded Age saw a boom in immigration in the U.S.
Looking to the president for a change in American politics.
Tales of the Wild West and American cowboys.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's train robberies.
Civilization closes down wide-open spaces of the Wild West.
Cattle barons fight to maintain their power and money.
The quest of two Native American leaders to keep their people free.
Westward expansion for the Lakota and Cheyenne nations.
The most iconic name of the Old West.
The myths and truths about famous gunfights in the Wild West.
Civilization in the West; people are demanding law and order.
The west is growing; business is expanding; civilization is on its way.
The business of beef; cattle drivers; the men who made the money; cowboys.
Dreamers heading west into the wild country.
The nation remains divided.
A price paid for the victory of the Union and freedom.
The aftermath of the Civil War.
The meeting of General Grant and General Lee.
General John Bell Hood launches an invasion of union.
General Grant's Wilderness Campaign.
Gen. William T. Sherman.
The Emancipation Proclamation; the Battle of Chattanooga.
The turning point of the war.
The genius of General Robert E. Lee.
The destructive weapons of war.
Civil War battles.
The first shots of the Civil War.
The struggles of an unassuming "backwoods" lawyer.
Congress works to find a peaceful solution that will hold the nation together; Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the actions of the violent abolitionist John Brown irreparably sever the union and send the nation toward Civil War.
The split between industry and agriculture.
A way to keep in touch with the Pony express, stage coach and telegraph.
The pioneering spirit of westward expansion following the Oregon trail.
Learn about the tension between the north and the south as the nation expands across the continent.
Meet people like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass who tried to solve the paradox of slavery in America.
See how technology changed from steamships in the south to mighty locomotives in the North.
Travel into the American west and learn about everything from the Astor expedition to the rendezvous of Jim Bridger.
Westward expansion begins when Daniel Boone leads settlers into the great unknown.
The War of 1812 begins.
Exploring the wilderness west of the Mississippi with Lewis and Clark.
The Louisiana Purchase doubles the size of the United States.
A government for the people.
Learn about the nautical hero John Paul Jones, the great victory at Yorktown, and the French and American navies.
The unruly "Overmountain Boys" crust the loyalists at Kings Mountain; General Daniel Morgan rediscovers modern tactics at Cowpens; and General Nathaniel Greene continues the war of attrition.
The Washington and Continental army charge out of Valley Forge.
George Washington and the Continental Army endure the harsh winter at Valley Forge.
The American victory at France.
Washington's cross to Delaware brings surprise attacks.
When General Howe brings an invasion to the battle of Brooklyn Heights, Washington's miraculous retreat to Manhattan saves the Continental Army.
See what happens when the Second Continental Congress votes to create a document that will declare to the world that America will be free.
The Second continental Congress meets in Philadelphia. Emotions run high as General Ethan Allen is deployed to deal with the British at Ticonderoga. Washington lays siege to British-help Boston.
Find out what happens when the fervor for a revolution is fueled by Paul Revere's famous ride, the Boston Tea Party, and the battles of Lexington and Concord.
Pilgrims tire of oppression and seek religious freedom.
George Washington and the French and Indian War.
From the Renaissance to the Reformation and colonization, meet pioneers in science, religion, and exploration that paved the way to a New World and the birth of a nation.