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From Musketeers to Nazis, Archimedes to Harriet Tubman, these famous historical figures changed the course of history -- for better or worse.

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How John McCain Works

Sen. John McCain is a retired Navy veteran, a supporter of the war in Iraq and the Republican Party's nominee for president. What is his past voting record, and what will he do if he's elected?


How McCarthyism Worked

 How McCarthyism Worked

McCarthyism is a political ploy that wields accusations and shame without significant evidence. Learn about Joseph McCarthy and his Cold War tactics. See more »

10 Famous Native Americans

 10 Famous Native Americans

America's history begins with the Native Americans and the English settlers they encountered. Read our list of Native American leaders and heroes. See more »

12 Renowned Women of the Wild West

 12 Renowned Women of the Wild West

A number of women made names for themselves during the Wild West. Read our list of 12 of the most famous heroines from this time period. See more »

Amelia Earhart's Transatlantic Flight

 Amelia Earhart's Transatlantic Flight

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to make a transatlantic flight. Learn about Amelia Earhart's life and why Amelia Earhart's disappearance still fascinates people. See more »

Charles Lindbergh's Transatlantic Flight

 Charles Lindbergh's Transatlantic Flight

Charles Lindbergh made the first transatlantic flight, from New York to Paris. Learn more about Charles Lindbergh's flight and his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis. See more »

 Who are the Duke of York, Duke of Kent, etc., and how did they get their titles?

When I hear about the Duke of York, the Duke of Kent, etc., who are they and how did they get their titles? What is a 'Duke'? Are they related to the queen, or are they normal people? See more »