On October 20, 1947, the notorious Red Scare kicks into high gear in Washington, as a Congressional committee begins investigating Communist influence in one of the world's richest and most glamorous communities: Hollywood.
Our National Anthem is 200 years old and not showing a sign of age. Francis Scott Key’s poem set to music is a celebration of the American spirit of perseverance. (Our National Anthem is 200 years old & not showing a sign of age.
Use this site to answer questions such as: What caused the Great Awakening? Who was involved in the Great Awakening? What were the effects of the Great Awakening? The First Great Awakening, occurring around 1730 to 1760, had a profound impact on the course of the United States, especially during the latter half of the …
The following post contains several unpublished photos that I took of President Ford before, during, and after the pardon of Richard Nixon forty years ago today.Sunday, September 8, 1974 started off in a fairly routine fashion for President Gerald R.
Editor’s Note: Today’s post is written by the producer/director of the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary, 9/11: Stories in Fragments. The documentary is based on the museum’s September 11 collections and the stories they convey.
David Cowen, President of the Museum of American Finance, explores how Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin helped fight the War of 1812. June 12, 1812 was the first time the United States declared war as a nation.
Control of the Hudson River was important strategically during the American Revolution. The river, along with lakes George and Champlain, was a potential invasion route from Canada. It also was a physical separator of the colonies.
Kate Galt Zaneis, the first woman in the United States to lead a state college or university, died on this day in 1973. She was the 9th president of Southeastern Oklahoma Teachers College, now Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in Durant.
Exactly 350 years ago today, New York City became New York City. The city itself already existed, of course: As the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. But on September 8th, 1664, the British gave it its permanent moniker, which makes today its name-day.
America's national educational facility with 18 museums, 9 research centers and 120 affiliates around the world. (Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth by introducing your students to the life and music Celia Cruz - the Queen of Salsa!