Centuries of prejudice and discrimination against blacks fueled the civil rights crusade, but World War II and its aftermath were arguably the main catalysts.
A number of complex factors helped to create the conditions necessary for the Great Depression, and adherence to the gold standard was just one of those factors.
FDR and Eleanor had a special arrangement, LBJ had no shame, and Harding had a favorite closet.
To justify the need for New Deal projects, the government employed photographers to document the suffering of those affected, producing some of the most iconic photographs of the Great Depression.
The Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in modern history, profoundly affected the daily life of American families in ways large and small.
While no group escaped the economic devastation of the Great Depression, few suffered more than African Americans, who experienced the highest unemployment rate during the 1930s.
By the time the first Japanese bomber appeared over Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, tensions between Japan and the United States had been mounting for the better part of a decade, making war seem inevitable.
90 percent of rural homes in the U.S. didn’t have electricity in 1935. Ten years later, almost all of them did.
Presidential speeches reveal the United States’ challenges, hopes, dreams and temperature of the nation, as much as they do the wisdom and perspective of the leader speaking them—even in the age of Twitter.
These Presidents didn't want the state of their health to affect the state of the nation.