Photo Galleries (5)
New Jersey(8 Photos)
History.com's state gallery for New Jersey. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
American Revolution: Events and Battles
American Revolution: Events and Battles(12 Photos)
Explore Revolutionary battle sites such as Lexington, Concord and Yorktown, and learn how the events that took place there shaped the course of the war.
American Revolution: Continental Congress
American Revolution: Continental Congress(11 Photos)
Discover the accomplishments of the First and Second Constitutional Congresses, and learn about the major players behind such documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.
Inventions: Inventors(8 Photos)
Inventions: Communication(14 Photos)
Crazy Car Flippers
Crazy Car FlippersVideo Clip (1:07)
Video Clip (1:07)
In a What Were They Thinking video, watch as men in Atlantic City, New Jersey risk their lives for a thrill. These man ride down a ramp that has been constructed for the purpose of sending cars down full speed and flipping them over!
Washington's Surprise Attack on Trenton
Washington's Surprise Attack on TrentonVideo Clip (1:40)
Video Clip (1:40)
By Christmas, 1777, in desperate need of a victory, Washington defies military convention with a nighttime assault in the dead of winter.
Go Inside Lucy the Elephant
Go Inside Lucy the ElephantVideo Clip (3:39)
Video Clip (3:39)
An elephant in New Jersey? In 1881 James Lafferty designed a 92-ton elephant in the town of Margate. The main room inside of Lucy is 16 by 32 feet and at one point hosted boarders.
How To Get Into Princeton
How To Get Into PrincetonVideo Clip (3:11)
Video Clip (3:11)
Hand-sketched map from 1777 helped George Washington plan for the Battle of Princeton during the American Revolutionary War.
Thomas EdisonVideo Clip (2:51)
Video Clip (2:51)
Thomas Edison's most famous invention, the light bulb, paved the way for modern life.
Edison's Failed Inventions
Edison's Failed InventionsVideo Clip (4:29)
Video Clip (4:29)
Thomas Edison had over 400 patents in just 8-years, but not all his ideas took off. See some bizarre failures from the Wizard of Menlo Park.
Jersey DevilVideo Clip (5:18)
Video Clip (5:18)
In this Weird US video clip, we learn about the New Jersey Devil. He was born by Mrs. Leeds, the wife of a deadbeat drunk. It was her thirteenth child and she cursed it out for this reason.
History Rewind: Solar Power Energy, 1954
History Rewind: Solar Power Energy, 1954Video Clip (0:58)
Video Clip (0:58)
In a History Rewind video, scientists at the Bell Laboratories at Murray Hill, New Jersey are turning sunlight into energy! The scientists demonstrate a solar battery which converts light into power.
Bears in the Burbs
Bears in the BurbsVideo Clip (2:12)
Video Clip (2:12)
MonsterQuest tracks wild bears as they invade the suburbs of New Jersey.
Reflections of a Student Radical
Reflections of a Student RadicalVideo Clip (3:00)
Video Clip (3:00)
See what it was like to be a student protestor in 1968 as Mark Rudd relives his memories in this Tom Brokaw interview.
UFO Sightings: New Jersey UFO Photos
UFO Sightings: New Jersey UFO PhotosVideo Clip (1:28)
Video Clip (1:28)
UFO Hunters shows us one of their many amazing cases. Check out this great video clip of some pictures of what appears to be a flying saucer. George Stock took the photos some years ago in the middle of the day.
Joe Piscopo Loves New Jersey
Joe Piscopo Loves New JerseyVideo Clip (2:47)
Video Clip (2:47)
In this American History video, brought to you by the History Channel, Joe Piscopo talks about growing up in an Italian-American community in New Jersey and what the state means to him.
Speeches & Audio (3)
Call for American Military Preparedness
Call for American Military PreparednessAudio Clip (5:14)
Audio Clip (5:14)
A. Harry Moore, the governor of New Jersey, discusses the need for America to increase its military prowess in the post-World War I era.
Thomas Edison on the Development of Electricity
Thomas Edison on the Development of ElectricityAudio Clip (1:37)
Audio Clip (1:37)
In a speech recorded on an Edison Gold Moulded cylinder for the opening of the New York Electric Show on October 3, 1908, Thomas Edison reflects on the technological advances of the era.
Edison's PhonographAudio Clip (2:08)
Audio Clip (2:08)
In a turn-of-the-century advertisement, Thomas Edison's newly invented phonograph "talks" to customers, describing its unique characteristics.
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