WHAT'S INSIDE: AMERICAN HISTORY

Explore the development of the United States with this collection of articles about American history. Topics in this section include the American Revolution, the gold rush and the expansion of the West.
  • Colonial Life
  • Revolutionary War
  • Civil War
  • The West
  • Early 1900s
  • Post WW II
  • 1920s-1930s
  • Modern Era
  • History by State
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The economy had crashed. The nation was still recovering from World War I, and World War II was on the way. How did the railroad industry manage to make it through the Great Depression?

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Famous Locomotives

Famous locomotives, such as the John Bull locomotive, have helped shape the history of American railroads. These trains are well-known to many railroad historians. Learn more about some famous locomotives.

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