Historians offer up many explanations, including that the Revolutionary War general may have had some self-esteem issues as a child and young man.
At first, colonists used trees as meeting places to protest and plan resistance. Then their significance grew.
Women around the world have fought against oppressive regimes, either with the pen, the podium or their very own fists.
The Declaration of Independence played a critical role in unifying the colonies for the bloody struggle they faced.
He signed the Declaration of Independence and went on his own (not-so-famous) midnight ride. But a deformity may have contributed to Caesar Rodney's lack of fame.
On a cold night in Boston in 1770, angry colonists pelted a lone British sentry with snowballs. The rest is history.
Baron Friedrich von Steuben was known for his bravery and the discipline and grit he brought to the American troops.
While the French Revolution was a complex conflict with numerous triggers and causes, the American Revolution set the stage for an effective uprising that the French had observed firsthand.
China’s decision to end presidential term limits has drawn international concern. Here’s how the U.S. came to adopt the convention.