Photo Galleries (2)
New York(10 Photos)
New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
9/11 at the World Trade Center
9/11 at the World Trade Center(18 Photos)
On September 11, 2001 terrorists hijacked planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. The towers collapsed and thousands of people were killed.
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn BridgeVideo Clip (3:08)
Video Clip (3:08)
Linking the borough of Brooklyn with Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge stands as a marvel of engineering.
Building the Erie Canal
Building the Erie CanalVideo Clip (2:39)
Video Clip (2:39)
Opened in 1825, the Erie Canal was one of the most extraordinary engineering feats of the 19th century, connecting eastern ports and manufacturing with the rest of the country.
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of LibertyVideo Clip (3:12)
Video Clip (3:12)
What do the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty have in common?
American RevolutionVideo Clip (3:20)
Video Clip (3:20)
Get the story of how a fledgling, largely disconnected nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time.
Rebuilding Ground Zero
Rebuilding Ground ZeroVideo Clip (2:13)
Video Clip (2:13)
Daniel Libeskind tells us his feelings about rebuilding Ground Zero.
Construction at Ground Zero
Construction at Ground ZeroVideo Clip (4:28)
Video Clip (4:28)
Construction is underway at the 16-acre World Trade Center site.
Jacob RiisVideo Clip (2:07)
Video Clip (2:07)
Learn how photographer Jacob Riis changed the lives of New York Citiy's poor by exposing how they were forced to live.
Statue of Liberty Unknown
Statue of Liberty UnknownVideo Clip (3:40)
Video Clip (3:40)
Did you know the Statue of Liberty was built to withstand hurricane-force winds with copper skin less than two pennies thick? And that's not all you may not know about this American icon.
YorktownVideo Clip (3:00)
Video Clip (3:00)
The British were forced to surrender 2 days after patriot soldiers captured the fort at Yorktown in 1781.
Developing the Empire State Building
Developing the Empire State BuildingVideo Clip (3:12)
Video Clip (3:12)
When it was completed in 1931, New York's Empire State building was the world's tallest skyscraper. What was the driving force behind the design of this massive structure?
Ellis Island In Pictures
Ellis Island In PicturesVideo Clip (2:23)
Video Clip (2:23)
Experience Ellis Island from the viewfinder of photographer Stephen Wilkes, who spent years photo documenting the historic site.
Deconstructing History: Statue of Liberty
Deconstructing History: Statue of LibertyVideo Clip (1:29)
Video Clip (1:29)
How many steps are there to the crown of the Statue of Liberty? Find out that and other facts and figures about America's most recognizable symbol of freedom.
Washington Escapes Brooklyn
Washington Escapes BrooklynVideo Clip (2:05)
Video Clip (2:05)
As British General William Howe anticipates surrender, General Washington fleas across the East River under cover of darkness.
9/11 TimelineVideo Clip (4:54)
Video Clip (4:54)
A timeline of the events on September 11, 2001.
Super Cities: New York City
Super Cities: New York CityVideo Clip (9:17)
Video Clip (9:17)
Central Park was intricately designed to fulfill the rural needs of urban dwellers.
New York Harbor
New York HarborVideo Clip (3:01)
Video Clip (3:01)
Today New York is one of the largest natural harbors in the world, but towards the end of the last ice age the ports entrance was blocked by a large wall of debris.
The Gangs of New York City
The Gangs of New York CityVideo Clip (3:28)
Video Clip (3:28)
From the Bowery Boys of the mid-19th century to its various gangs of today, New York City has a long history of gang activity.
Rescue and Survival
Rescue and SurvivalVideo Clip (4:21)
Video Clip (4:21)
The remarkable story of a heroic firefighter who survived the collapse of the North Tower.
History Uncut: Construction of the Empire State Building
History Uncut: Construction of the Empire State BuildingVideo Clip (1:26)
Video Clip (1:26)
Upon its completion in 1931, the Empire State Building in New York City was the world's tallest building. Check out original footage of its construction.
Speeches & Audio (4)
Manager Durocher Quits New York Giants
Manager Durocher Quits New York GiantsAudio Clip (1:13)
Audio Clip (1:13)
Leo Durocher, who left the Giants at the end of the 1955 season to become a baseball commentator on television, talks about the creation of a championship-caliber baseball team.
Bernstein's New York Philharmonic Debut
Bernstein's New York Philharmonic DebutAudio Clip (1:32)
Audio Clip (1:32)
On November 14, 1943, an introduction to the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra concert at Carnegie Hall announces that the young American-born assistant conductor, Leonard Bernstein, will be taking the place of Bruno Walter, who fell ill.
Lindbergh Honored for New York-Paris Flight
Lindbergh Honored for New York-Paris FlightAudio Clip (2:20)
Audio Clip (2:20)
On June 11, 1927, President Calvin Coolidge presented Col. Charles Lindbergh with the first Distinguished Flying Cross medal for his solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. At the presentation ceremony, President Coolidge gives opening remarks before Lindbergh's acceptance speech.
Alfred E. Smith on New York
Alfred E. Smith on New YorkAudio Clip (2:57)
Audio Clip (2:57)
Alfred Emanuel Smith, four-time governor of New York, speaks fondly of his home state, reflecting on New York's unique place in the history of the United States.
9/11 Attacks - 102 Minutes That Changed America
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Place the State
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State the Plate Game
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