A Spanish explorer and conquistador who was the first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi River.

Hernando de Soto

A Spanish explorer and conquistador who was the first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi…

The Great Seal of the State of South Carolina. The seal shows two ovals with palmetto tree branches. On the left is a palmetto tree with 'Animis Opibusoue Parati' meaning "Prepared in Mind and Resources." On the right there is Spes or Hope. Underneath her, is the motto 'Dum Spiro Spero' meaning "While I Breathe I Hope."

Seal of South Carolina

The Great Seal of the State of South Carolina. The seal shows two ovals with palmetto tree branches.…

The Great Seal of the State of South Dakota, 1889. The seal shows hills, a river and a boat, a farmer, a mine, and cattle. The state motto is above and reads "Under God the People Rule."

Seal of South Dakota

The Great Seal of the State of South Dakota, 1889. The seal shows hills, a river and a boat, a farmer,…

The historic colonial church in Charleston, South Carolina.

St. Michael's Church

The historic colonial church in Charleston, South Carolina.

A stamp used after the Stamp Act of 1765 was passed. The stamp was required to be purchased and placed on all legal documents.

A Stamp of 1765

A stamp used after the Stamp Act of 1765 was passed. The stamp was required to be purchased and placed…

"Revenue stamp used in the colonies."—Stephenson, 1913

Revenue Stamp

"Revenue stamp used in the colonies."—Stephenson, 1913

Statue of Lincoln at Chicago

Statue of Lincoln

Statue of Lincoln at Chicago

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent agriculture and a boat to symbolize commerce.

Seal of Tennessee

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent…

The Seal of Texas. The seal has simply a star which is a common symbol of Texas, an olive branch, and a live oak branch.

Seal of Texas

The Seal of Texas. The seal has simply a star which is a common symbol of Texas, an olive branch, and…

Also referred to as loyalists. They were the American colonists who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain during the Revolutionary war.

A Tory

Also referred to as loyalists. They were the American colonists who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain…

A turkey, a species native to the Americas which was introduced to Europe.

Turkey

A turkey, a species native to the Americas which was introduced to Europe.

An illustration of a typical company organization as in 1944.

Typical Company Organization (1944)

An illustration of a typical company organization as in 1944.

The anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in 1852 and had an effect on the view of slavery.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

The anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in 1852 and had an effect on the view…

The Great Seal of the State of Utah, 1896. The seal shows a bald eagle holding a shield. The shield has a beehive with the motto "Industry."

Seal of Utah

The Great Seal of the State of Utah, 1896. The seal shows a bald eagle holding a shield. The shield…

American troops bombarding the city of Vera Cruz during the Mexican-American war.

Bombardment of Vera Cruz

American troops bombarding the city of Vera Cruz during the Mexican-American war.

The Great Seal of Vermont. The seal depicts a pine tree in the center with grain sheaves and a cow at its side. Below holds the state motto "Freedom and Unity."

Seal of Vermont

The Great Seal of Vermont. The seal depicts a pine tree in the center with grain sheaves and a cow at…

Amerigo Vespucci. Born 1451; died 1512.

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci. Born 1451; died 1512.

Americus Vespucius was an explorer and navigator and was the first person to demonstrate that the New World was a fourth continent.

Americus Vespucius

Americus Vespucius was an explorer and navigator and was the first person to demonstrate that the New…

The Seal of Virginia. The seal shows a Virtus standing over the defeated Tyranny with his fallen crown. Underneath them reads, 'Sic Semper Tyrannis' whiich means "Thus Always to Tyrants."

Seal of Virginia

The Seal of Virginia. The seal shows a Virtus standing over the defeated Tyranny with his fallen crown.…

An early view of the University of Virginia.

University of Virginia

An early view of the University of Virginia.

American steamship being chased by Spanish man-of-war.

The Spanish Man-of-War Tornado Chasing the American Steamer "Virginius"

American steamship being chased by Spanish man-of-war.

Singular warfare of the American Indians. Caption below illustration: "I no longer hesitated; I took my aim; discharged ,y piece; and the animal was instantly stretched before me with a groan, which I conceived to be that of a human creature. I went up to it, and judge my astonishment when I found I had killed an Indian."

American Indians Warfare

Singular warfare of the American Indians. Caption below illustration: "I no longer hesitated; I took…

An illustration of George Washington in horseback commanding the American army. He is lining up the army and getting them ready for battle.

George Washington and American Troops

An illustration of George Washington in horseback commanding the American army. He is lining up the…

An illustration of George Washington directing the artillery at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey. This battle took place on December 26, 1776 during the American Revolutionary War.

George Washington in Trenton

An illustration of George Washington directing the artillery at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey.…

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle of Trenton took place.

George Washington Marching to Trenton

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle…

An illustration of George Washington as Commander in Chief of the American army. He is riding a horse along with other members of the American army.

George Washington Riding with the American Army

An illustration of George Washington as Commander in Chief of the American army. He is riding a horse…

The Seal of the State of Washington, 1889. The seal contains a portrait of George Washington and the 1889, when Washington state was admitted to the Union.

Seal of Washington

The Seal of the State of Washington, 1889. The seal contains a portrait of George Washington and the…

An illustration of a young George Washington trekking through the wilderness.

Washington's Journey

An illustration of a young George Washington trekking through the wilderness.

"The highest of the White Mountains is Mount Washington. We can go in an ordinary train to the foot of this mountain, and from there can ride to its summit over one of the oddest little railroads in the world. The mountain is more than a mile high, and this little railroad goes right up to its top. In some places the track is so steep that it looks more like a ladder than a railroad, and the cars which go up it are at times at such an angle that you would think they would slide to the bottom."—Carpenter, 1898

Railroad Up Mount Washington

"The highest of the White Mountains is Mount Washington. We can go in an ordinary train to the foot…

An Equadorian water-carrier.

Water carrier

An Equadorian water-carrier.

John Wesley (June 28 1703 – March 2, 1791) was an Anglican minister and Christian theologian who was the founder of the (Evangelical) Arminian Methodist movement. Methodism began as an unflattering nickname of the "Holy Club" at Oxford University founded by Charles Wesley but led by brother John. Methodism was well advanced in England through George Whitefield who had taken over the responsibility of the Holy Club while the Wesley brothers were in Savannah, Georgia British North America. On John Wesley's return to England in 1737 he publically criticised Whitefield for his evangelical preaching.

John Wesley

John Wesley (June 28 1703 – March 2, 1791) was an Anglican minister and Christian theologian who was…

The Seal of the State of West Virginia. This seal depicts two men representing agriculture and industry standing on the sides of a boulder inscribed with the date West Virginia became a state, June 20, 1863. The state motto is below reading 'Montani Semper Liberi' meaning "Mountaineers Always Free."

Seal of West Virginia

The Seal of the State of West Virginia. This seal depicts two men representing agriculture and industry…

George Whitefield (December 16, 1714 – September 30, 1770), was a preacher in the Church of England and one of the leaders of the Methodist movement. He first took to preaching in the open air on Hanham Mount, Kingswood, in southeast Bristol. A crowd of 20,000 people gathered to hear him. Even larger crowds – Whitefield himself estimated 30,000 – met him in Cambuslang in 1742. Benjamin Franklin once attended a revival meeting in Philadelphia and was greatly impressed with Whitefield's ability to deliver a message to such a large audience.

George Whitefield

George Whitefield (December 16, 1714 – September 30, 1770), was a preacher in the Church of England…

The 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

Woodrow Wilson

The 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

The Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin. The seal shows a sailor and a yeoman holding the state's coat of arms. It also shows the state animal, the badger and the state motto "Forward."

Seal of Wisconsin

The Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin. The seal shows a sailor and a yeoman holding the state's coat…

The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming. The seal shows two men symbolizing livestock and mining next to a draped statue with the banner "Equal Rights." The ribbon around the columns reads "Oil, Mines, Livestock, Grain."

Seal of Wyoming

The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming. The seal shows two men symbolizing livestock and mining next…