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Civil War: Battles of Bull Run
Civil War: Battles of Bull Run(10 Photos)
Learn about the two battles of Bull Run through paintings and photographs of the participants, the battlefield and the surrounding areas.
Civil War: Confederate Leaders
Civil War: Confederate Leaders(13 Photos)
View images of Confederate leaders from the Civil War, like Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and learn more about the roles they played protecting the southern states.
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: Key Military Figures
American Revolution: Key Military Figures(10 Photos)
View images of key military figures from the American Revolution, and learn what role they played in this war of independence.
George Washington(17 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of George Washington.
Thomas Jefferson(11 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Thomas Jefferson.
James Madison(10 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of James Madison.
James Monroe(8 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of James Monroe.
Life in Jamestown
Life in JamestownVideo Clip (2:45)
Video Clip (2:45)
Find out what it took to be a settler in the early-American colony of Jamestown.
American Victory at Yorktown
American Victory at YorktownVideo Clip (1:50)
Video Clip (1:50)
A two pronged attack by French & American forces defeats General Cornwallis in Virginia. Two years later, the Treaty of Paris will officially end the war
George WashingtonVideo Clip (2:19)
Video Clip (2:19)
How did George Washington turn a rag-tag group of men into a disciplined fighting machine?
Jefferson Writes the Declaration of Independence
Jefferson Writes the Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (2:37)
Video Clip (2:37)
At 33, Thomas Jefferson wrote the original draft of America's historic Declaration of Independence, which was approved by the Continental Congress after several days of debate and revisions on July 4, 1776.
The Value of Tobacco
The Value of TobaccoVideo Clip (2:33)
Video Clip (2:33)
Tobacco was the lifeblood of the early Southern colonies, and its profits led directly to the rapid growth of slavery in the new nation.
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of FredericksburgVideo Clip (2:26)
Video Clip (2:26)
General Burnside takes Fredericksburg but experiences a disastrous defeat when attacking Confederate forces entrenched in the high ground above the town.
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of ChancellorsvilleVideo Clip (2:30)
Video Clip (2:30)
General Robert E. Lee defies military convention to defeat the Union at Chancellorsville, but was the price of victory too high?
Surrender at Appomattox
Surrender at AppomattoxVideo Clip (2:38)
Video Clip (2:38)
Cut off from supply lines, General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant in April, 1865 after four long years of Civil War.
Death at Jamestown
Death at JamestownVideo Clip (1:07)
Video Clip (1:07)
English settlers arrived at Jamestown expecting riches to fall into their hands, but were soon faced with a much harsher reality.
Thomas Jefferson's Presidential Style
Thomas Jefferson's Presidential StyleVideo Clip (3:20)
Video Clip (3:20)
As president, Thomas Jefferson presented himself as a man of the people and believed the central government should not hold too much power.
Jefferson's Pursuit of Knowledge
Jefferson's Pursuit of KnowledgeVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
As a young man in Virginia, Thomas Jefferson pursues an education based on the ideals of the Enlightenment.
Thomas Jefferson Expands Presidential Power
Thomas Jefferson Expands Presidential PowerVideo Clip (3:39)
Video Clip (3:39)
In one of the defining moments of his presidency, Thomas Jefferson expanded presidential power to make the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United States.
Jefferson and the Continental Congress
Jefferson and the Continental CongressVideo Clip (3:33)
Video Clip (3:33)
Over 17 days, Thomas Jefferson writes what will become the mission statement for a revolution and a new nation: the Declaration of Independence.
Jefferson Builds Monticello
Jefferson Builds MonticelloVideo Clip (3:07)
Video Clip (3:07)
Thomas Jefferson spends years designing and building Monticello, his retreat from the demands and derision of politics.
Mystery at Roanoke
Mystery at RoanokeVideo Clip (1:56)
Video Clip (1:56)
Before Jamestown and Plymouth, the English attempted to forge a colony at Roanoke. Within three years, it had disappeared, leaving a mysterious clue behind. What really happened to the Roanoke settlers?
James Madison: Did You Know?
James Madison: Did You Know?Video Clip (1:36)
Video Clip (1:36)
At just 5'4", James Madison was hardly a commanding presence, but that didn't stop him from shaping American history.
First Battle of Bull Run
First Battle of Bull RunVideo Clip (2:08)
Video Clip (2:08)
The first major land battle of the Civil War, near Manassas, Virginia is a decisive Confederate victory, ending hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
Anthony Clark's Virginia
Anthony Clark's VirginiaVideo Clip (2:49)
Video Clip (2:49)
In this American History video, brought to you by the History Channel, actor Anthony Clark talks about his home state of Virginia. He says that the state slogan "Virginia is for lovers" is true and that he absolutely loves the food.
Lucy Burns Photograph
Lucy Burns PhotographVideo Clip (1:50)
Video Clip (1:50)
Suffrage leader Lucy Burns (1879-1966) was imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia, probably in November 1917, after she and others were arrested for picketing the White House in support of a federal amendment granting women the right to vote.
The Confederate Capital Falls
The Confederate Capital FallsVideo Clip (2:55)
Video Clip (2:55)
In the last days of the Civil War, the Confederate capital of Richmond falls after nine months under siege. General Lee and President Jefferson Davis flee the city as Union forces advance to reclaim Virginia.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge: An Engineering Challenge
Chesapeake Bay Bridge: An Engineering ChallengeVideo Clip (4:17)
Video Clip (4:17)
Stretching 17 miles across the historic Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is a mammoth engineering feat. How long did the iconic bridge take to complete?
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