President Ulysses S Grant was a Civil War hero who helped bring about an end to slavery, but he was a controversial figure too – and here’s why.
Did you know that when the US Constitution was first drafted in 1787, lots of Americans thought it was a bad idea? That’s why Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers
The Bill of Rights makes up the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. Many people still consider the Bill of Rights to be the cornerstone of our society.
Museum of Artifacts That Made America
Abolitionist John Brown – the first US citizen to be executed for treason.
This is the story of a community art project that changed the world’s perception of HIV and AIDs.
In 1972, Anthony Romani used the raised fist symbol to create a product that came to symbolise African-American history, culture and pride.
This is the story of Newton Knight, a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War
Kentucky-born Garrett Morgan invented life saving gadgets, despite facing racial prejudice all his life.
Brown versus Board of Education, thrust Linda Brown, who was just 9-years-old at the time, into the national spotlight.
Women and the American Story
Did you know that even today, American Women’s lives are shaped by a legal principle that dates back to the Middle Ages – coverture?
Thomasine Hall challenged gender stereotypes and norms throughout their life in early colonial America
For centuries, women have used activism in the United States to voice their concerns about society and secure their rights as citizens.
Art That Changed America
On Halloween Eve 1938, CBS Radio – broadcast reports of a devastating alien invasion advancing on New York City. But all was not as it seemed.
The United States is home to some of the most eye-catching architecture in the world. But few American buildings are as iconic as the White House.
Explore the “pioneering era” of graffiti that took place during the years 1969 through 1974, as well as look at its appeal today.
Things You Didn’t Know
Think you know all about the American War of Independence? Think again! This is the untold story of the African and Native Americans who fought in the war that defined our country.
Think you know all about the fight for civil rights? Think again! This is the untold story of the people who campaigned for a fairer America.
Think you know all about the Cold War? Think again! This is the untold story of the War that spawned some shocking spy tactics
Academy of American Democracy
How the The Stonewall Inn became the focus of the LGBTQ+ community’s fight for rights in the 1960s
Why are public spaces – places that are open to everyone, where people can gather – necessary for democracy?
How did the Atlantic World connect the Old World and New World and impact the development of early America?
Speeches That Changed America
Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Woman elected to Congress, addresses the US House of Representatives to argue in support of a controversial women’s rights bill; the Equal Rights Amendment.
On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan delivers a speech to the people of West Berlin, calling upon the Soviet Union to tear down the wall that divides the city.
36th President, Lyndon B. Johnson delivers his famous speech “The Great Society”. See if you can hear any parallels to modern-day America?
Former U.S. Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan deliver an impassioned speech regarding Imperialism
Hear House Representative Barbara Jordan delivering a speech to the House Judiciary Committee on the impeachment of Richard Nixon