American Experience

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The Race Underground : Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry Edition

Read an article about the assassination attempt. On March 30, 1981, 70 days into his presidency, President Reagan was shot outside the Washington Hilton Hotel.

General Article: The Iran-Contra Affair [A reminder of how Ronald Reagan used to conduct American Foreign Policy.

Primary Resources: Letter from Kennedy to Khrushchev, 10/23/62 JFK blames the Soviets for beginning the crisis and announces a naval quarantine of Cuba.

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.

Bosnia - video short When Bosnian Serb soldiers murdered thousands in July 1995, Clinton initiated a massive NATO military response. "He didn't blink," National Security Coordinator Richard Clarke said. "We knew that day that we had a commander-in-chief who was rational and comfortable with the use of force."

From a broken childhood in Arkansas to one of the most successful political careers in modern American history, Bill Clinton is one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.

They were the first to brave the unknown.

Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and ingenuity in this lethal realm.

Murder of A President The extraordinary story of James Garfield and his assassination.

The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman. A classic case of what you weren't taught in school.

The real story behind the outlaw couple.

TV’s most-watched history series airs on PBS and has a library of over 250 documentaries.

The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.

The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman. A classic case of what you weren't taught in school.

The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.

The Mine Wars Coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the century. The struggle over the material that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone.