By war-making and shrewd negotiating, the 11th president expanded U.S. territory by a third.
A longtime contributor and former editor introduces the special anniversary issue
When the Palmetto State threatened to nullify federal statutes at will, President Jackson met it with tough rhetoric and threat of force -- and postponed the Civil War for three decades.
In the teeth of near defeat, Gen. George Washington pulled out miraculous mid-winter victories
Inventor Nikola Tesla turned to an old trick to sell the brilliant concept of alternating current, which would enable the electrical power grid and the modern machines that run off it
Eisenhower's call to proceed with D-Day was anything but inevitable
In one momentous decision, Robert E. Lee spared the United States years of divisive violence
Lincoln’s bid for reelection in 1864 faced serious challenges from a popular opponent and a nation weary of war
Although a draw, the fight between the Monitor and Virginia decisively ushered in the modern era