The Tuskegee Airmen Freedom Flyers of World War II

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military pilots in the United States armed forces.  Flying bombers and fighters, they completed over 1500 combat missions in...

Life in America Comparing Immigrant Experiences

Immigrant groups were not treated equally when they arrived in America. Some were loved and welcomed. Others were hated and cast aside. Compare and contrast immigrant experiences...

Roosevelt's Rough Riders Fearless Cavalry of the Spanish-American War

Before becoming president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt organized the Rough Riders, a voluntary cavalry during the Spanish-American War. The group included cowboys,...

Navajo Code Talkers Secret American Indian Heroes of World War II

During World War II, the Japanese military cracked the codes used by the American Army and Navy, but never the Marines.  What made the Marines’ code different?  They used...

Buffalo Soldiers Heroes of the American West

The Buffalo Soldiers were the first peacetime all-black regiments of the U.S. Army.  Created around the time of the Civil War, they fought bravely in several wars, and also...

Pet Guinea Pigs Up Close

Pet guinea pigs have cool body parts that sniff, chew, wheek, and scamper. Take an up-close look at these squeaky, four-legged friends.