The Great Seal of Alabama, 1911. The image depicts a bald eagle holding a banner that reads "Here we rest." It is holding arrows and standing on a shield decorated with stars and stripes.

Seal of Alabama

The Great Seal of Alabama, 1911. The image depicts a bald eagle holding a banner that reads "Here we…

The Seal of the District of Alaska, 1911. The image on the seal shows Alaska's mountains and shore.

Seal of Alaska

The Seal of the District of Alaska, 1911. The image on the seal shows Alaska's mountains and shore.

An illustration of America's organization for war as in 1944.

America's Organization for War (1944)

An illustration of America's organization for war as in 1944.

A political cartoon contrasting American liberty and French liberty.

The Contrast Between American Liberty and French Liberty

A political cartoon contrasting American liberty and French liberty.

The seal of Sir Edmund Andros, the 3rd and 5th Royal Governor of colonial Maryland.

Great Seal of Andros

The seal of Sir Edmund Andros, the 3rd and 5th Royal Governor of colonial Maryland.

A group of trees or shrubs native to North America and Europe.

Ar'butus

A group of trees or shrubs native to North America and Europe.

"A genus of plants of the natural order Leguminosae, sub-order Papilionaceae, natives of the warm parts of America, of which, until recently, the only known species was the A. hypogaea, sometimes called the underground kidney-bean, and more frequently the ground-nut. It also receives the names of earth-nut, American earth-nut, and mandubi." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Arachis

"A genus of plants of the natural order Leguminosae, sub-order Papilionaceae, natives of the warm parts…

The Seal of the Territory of Arizona, 1863. The image on the seal shows mountains, forests, and a deer. Underneath is Arizona's state motto, 'Ditat Deus,' meaning "God enriches."

Seal of Arizona

The Seal of the Territory of Arizona, 1863. The image on the seal shows mountains, forests, and a deer.…

The Seal of the State of Arkansas. The seal shows Mercy, a bald eagle holding a shield, and the sword of justice.

Seal of Arkansas

The Seal of the State of Arkansas. The seal shows Mercy, a bald eagle holding a shield, and the sword…

"This enterprising merchant, founder of the American Fur Company, was born in a village near Heidelberg, in Germany." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

John Jacob Astor

"This enterprising merchant, founder of the American Fur Company, was born in a village near Heidelberg,…

An image of a bald cypress, in pyramidal cultivated form. It is otherwise known as taxodium distichum, and is native to the southeastern United States.

Bald Cypress in Cultivated Form

An image of a bald cypress, in pyramidal cultivated form. It is otherwise known as taxodium distichum,…

An image of a bald cypress in swamp form, with aerating roots, or knees. It is otherwise known as taxodium distichum, and is native to the southeastern United States.

Bald Cypress in Swamp Form

An image of a bald cypress in swamp form, with aerating roots, or knees. It is otherwise known as taxodium…

Berkshire Apartment House at New York

Berkshire Apartment House

Berkshire Apartment House at New York

"Residence of the Royal Governor of North Carolina."—Stephenson, 1913

The Palace at New Berne

"Residence of the Royal Governor of North Carolina."—Stephenson, 1913

One of the earliest engravings of the Buffalo during the early explorations of America.

Buffalo

One of the earliest engravings of the Buffalo during the early explorations of America.

One of the earliest engravings of the Buffalo during the early explorations of America.

Buffalo

One of the earliest engravings of the Buffalo during the early explorations of America.

Italian navigator and cartographer.

Sebastian Cabot

Italian navigator and cartographer.

An explorer born in Venice. He traveled to Newfoundland and America.

Sebastian Cabot

An explorer born in Venice. He traveled to Newfoundland and America.

Sebastian Cabot (c. 1484 - c. 1557) was an Italian explorer, probably born in Venice.

Sebastian Cabot

Sebastian Cabot (c. 1484 - c. 1557) was an Italian explorer, probably born in Venice.

The Great Seal of the State of California. The seal shows Eureka with a bear cub. In the background are mountains and ships.

Seal of California

The Great Seal of the State of California. The seal shows Eureka with a bear cub. In the background…

An illustration of the Capitol building in Washington DC.

Capitol Building

An illustration of the Capitol building in Washington DC.

"The next day there was a lively time in Cambridge. All Middlesex was aflame, to say nothing of the towns in Worcester. The people came flocking into town - several thousand of them. Dr. Warren and some of the other patriots rode out and persuaded the citizens not to do anything rash. They found old Judge Danforth standing on the Court-house steps, promising never to have anything more to do with Gage's government. He is a councilor. Then the sheriff was called upon to resign."—Coffin, 1879

Carted Through the Streets

"The next day there was a lively time in Cambridge. All Middlesex was aflame, to say nothing of the…

The Seal of Colorado, 1876. The seal shows The Eye of Providence and Colorado's motto 'Nil sine numine' meaning "Nothing without God's will.

Seal of Colorado

The Seal of Colorado, 1876. The seal shows The Eye of Providence and Colorado's motto 'Nil sine numine'…

"Columbus taking possession of the land in the name of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella."—GOrdy, 1912

Columbus Claiming the Land

"Columbus taking possession of the land in the name of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella."—GOrdy,…

The return voyage following the discovery of the New World.

Columbus's Return Voyage

The return voyage following the discovery of the New World.

Christopher Columbus (between August 25 and October 31, 1451 – May 20, 1506) was a Genoese navigator, colonizer and explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean—funded by Queen Isabella of Spain—led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. Although not the first to reach the Americas from Europe—he was preceded by the Norse, led by Leif Ericsson, who built a temporary settlement 500 years earlier at L'Anse aux Meadows— Columbus initiated widespread contact between Europeans and indigenous Americans.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (between August 25 and October 31, 1451 – May 20, 1506) was a Genoese navigator,…

An Italian explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents.

Christopher Columbus

An Italian explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the…

An Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the American continents.

Christopher Columbus

An Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the American continents.

During the reign of Queen Anne a valuable communion set was presented by her Majesty to the Mohawk chapel -- in other words, to her Majesty's loyal allies, the Mohawks, who at that time resided in the State of New-York.

Communion Plate Presented by Queen Anne

During the reign of Queen Anne a valuable communion set was presented by her Majesty to the Mohawk chapel…

The proposed seal of the Confederate States of America.

Confederate States Seal

The proposed seal of the Confederate States of America.

The discussion over the Connecticut Charter.

Connecticut Charter

The discussion over the Connecticut Charter.

The Seal of the State of Connecticut (Sigillum reipublicae Connecticutensis). The seal shows three grapevines with their motto underneath, 'Qui transtulit sustinet' meaning "He who transplanted sustains."

Seal of Connecticut

The Seal of the State of Connecticut (Sigillum reipublicae Connecticutensis). The seal shows three grapevines…

The official seal of colonial Connecticut in 1635.

Seal of Connecticut

The official seal of colonial Connecticut in 1635.

An example of the cotton plant.

The Cotton Plant

An example of the cotton plant.

A medal with a depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Medal Commemorating the Declaration of Independence

A medal with a depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The Seal of the State of Delaware, 1793-1847. The seal shows a farmer, a soldier, Delaware's coat of arms, and their motto "Liberty and Independence."

Seal of Delaware

The Seal of the State of Delaware, 1793-1847. The seal shows a farmer, a soldier, Delaware's coat of…

Dressed in scarlet, and carrying the banner of the expedition, Columbus landed. He was followed by a priest with a cross and the men of the ships. All knelt upon the sandy shore and thanked God for his goodness. Then Columbus took possession of the land in the name of the sovereigns of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabella.

Columbus Discovering Land

Dressed in scarlet, and carrying the banner of the expedition, Columbus landed. He was followed by a…

The Great Seal of the District of Columbia. The seal shows Lady justice hanging a wreath on the statue of George Washington. The motto reads 'Justitia omnibus' meaning "Justice for All."

Seal of District of Columbia

The Great Seal of the District of Columbia. The seal shows Lady justice hanging a wreath on the statue…

The mallard, also known as the common wild duck averages about twenty-four inches in length. It inhabits Europe and North America.

Mallard Ducks

The mallard, also known as the common wild duck averages about twenty-four inches in length. It inhabits…

The pintail duck measures twenty-six to twenty-eight inches in length (including the tail), and is found in Europe and America.

Pintail Duck

The pintail duck measures twenty-six to twenty-eight inches in length (including the tail), and is found…

A family of Dutchmen residing in colonial America.

A Dutchmen of the Olden Time

A family of Dutchmen residing in colonial America.

A famous preacher and missionary to Native Americans. He also played a significant role in shaping the First Great Awakening.

Jonathan Edwards

A famous preacher and missionary to Native Americans. He also played a significant role in shaping the…

The branch of a Fagus americana, a species of beech tree.

Branch of Fagus Americana

The branch of a Fagus americana, a species of beech tree.

"Congress also enacted that the Union Flag should be 'thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and thirteen whtie stars on a blue field.'"—Taylor, 1900

Union Flag

"Congress also enacted that the Union Flag should be 'thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and…

Three American flags.

Three American Flags

Three American flags.

Two American flags.

Two American Flags

Two American flags.

The Great Seal of the State of Florida. The image shows a Seminole Native American sprinkling flowers. There is also a palm tree, a steamboat, and sunshine.

Seal of Florida

The Great Seal of the State of Florida. The image shows a Seminole Native American sprinkling flowers.…

The fort held by Spain in St. Augustine, Florida.

Spanish Fort in St. Augustine, Florida

The fort held by Spain in St. Augustine, Florida.

An American inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.

Robert Fulton

An American inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.

The gadwall (or gray duck) is nineteen inches long, and is found throughout Europe and America, as well as India.

Gadwall

The gadwall (or gray duck) is nineteen inches long, and is found throughout Europe and America, as well…

The Seal of the State of Georgia, 1799. The seal shows an arch with three pillars symbolizing the constitution and the three branches of government. Around the pillars are banners which read "Wisdom," "Justice," and "Moderation." There is also a soldier representing protection of the constitution.

Seal of Georgia

The Seal of the State of Georgia, 1799. The seal shows an arch with three pillars symbolizing the constitution…

San Francisco, shortly after the discovery of gold in California.

Gold Rush

San Francisco, shortly after the discovery of gold in California.

Also known as the wild goose of America, the Canada goose averages about forty inches in length fully-grown, and is known for its yearly migration between Canada and the United States.

Canada Goose

Also known as the wild goose of America, the Canada goose averages about forty inches in length fully-grown,…

The Great Seal of the United States with "E. Pluribus Unum" and a bald eagle holding thirteen arrows and an olive branch.

Great Seal of the United States

The Great Seal of the United States with "E. Pluribus Unum" and a bald eagle holding thirteen arrows…

John Hancock, prominent colonial statesman and first to sign the Declaration of Independence

John Hancock

John Hancock, prominent colonial statesman and first to sign the Declaration of Independence

White, often with a yellowish tinge, the great white heron of America closely resembles its European cousin.

Great White Heron

White, often with a yellowish tinge, the great white heron of America closely resembles its European…

An illustration showing Henry Hudson's ship exploring the river which now bears his name.

Hudson's Exploration

An illustration showing Henry Hudson's ship exploring the river which now bears his name.

The Seal of the State of Illinois, 1818. The seal shows the bald eagle on a rock carrying a shield. It carries a banner with the state motto, "State Sovereignty, National Union."

Seal of Illinois

The Seal of the State of Illinois, 1818. The seal shows the bald eagle on a rock carrying a shield.…

The Seal of the State of Indiana. The seal shows a sunrise, a woodman, and a buffalo fleeing. This represents civilization, nature fleeing westward, and a bright future.

Seal of Indiana

The Seal of the State of Indiana. The seal shows a sunrise, a woodman, and a buffalo fleeing. This represents…

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa. The seal pictures a soldier in wheat field with the American flag and the Mississippi River in the background. The eagle holds the motto, "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain."

Seal of Iowa

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa. The seal pictures a soldier in wheat field with the American flag…