Vietnam: A Television History

Vietnam: A Television History carefully analyzes the costs and consequences of a controversial but intriguing war. The series provides a detailed visual and oral account of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking on many military and foreign policy issues.

President John F. Kennedy born

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"Portrait of General 'Stonewall' Jackson," (c. 1865-1900) by William Garl Brown

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign

During the American Civil War, this battle catapulted Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson from relative obscurity to the first rank of Southern generals. Explore this interactive map of the second half of the campaign. Hosted by the Encyclopedia of Virginia. Image: General "Stonewall" Jackson. Virginia Historical Society, William Garl Brown, ca. 1865–1900

Henry David Thoreau dies

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Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia

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President Ulysses S. Grant born

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Planting the flag on Iwo Jima

"The War" on PBS

"The War," directed by Ken Burns, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns.

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A Sailor's Life for Me!

Experience life aboard “Old Ironsides” USS Constitution in this interactive game, A Sailor’s Life for Me! Sail to Victory. Learn about naval battleships  in the NEH-funded PBS documentary The War of 1812.

Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox

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