The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas where the battle occurred during the war for Texan independence.

Alamo

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas where the battle occurred during the war for Texan independence.

"Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1830."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Baltimore & Ohio RR

"Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1830."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"Boston and Worcester Railroad, 1835."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Boston & Worcester

"Boston and Worcester Railroad, 1835."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

An illustration of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804. They both fired and Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton.

Burr-Hamilton Duel

An illustration of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804. They…

Carpenters' Hall is located in Center City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, most remembered as the site of the house in which the first congresses were held.

Carpenters' Hall

Carpenters' Hall is located in Center City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, most remembered as the site…

"A federal cavalry camp— Winter Quarters." -Gordy, 1916

Cavalry Camp

"A federal cavalry camp— Winter Quarters." -Gordy, 1916

"Departure of the Clermont on her first voyage."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Clermont

"Departure of the Clermont on her first voyage."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"Peter Cooper's locomotive, 1829."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Cooper's Locomotive

"Peter Cooper's locomotive, 1829."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

This image portrays explorer, Hernando De Soto and other Conquistadors at the discovery of the Mississippi River.

Hernando De Soto Discovering the Mississippi River

This image portrays explorer, Hernando De Soto and other Conquistadors at the discovery of the Mississippi…

From the painting, "First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln" by Francis Bicknell Carpenter. From left to right: Edwin Stanton (Secretary of War), Salmon Chase (Secretary of the Treasury), Abraham Lincoln (President of the United States), Gideon Welles (Secretary of the Navy), Caleb B. Smith (Secretary of the Interior), William Seward [sitting] (Secretary of State), Montgomery Blair (Postmaster General), and Edward Bates (Attorney General).

Emancipation Proclamation

From the painting, "First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln" by Francis…

Faneuil Hall in Boston Massachusetts is a marketplace and meeting hall best known for being the site of speeches by Samuel Adams and James Otis.

Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall in Boston Massachusetts is a marketplace and meeting hall best known for being the site…

"John Fitch's steamboat at Philadelphia."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

John Fitch's steamboat

"John Fitch's steamboat at Philadelphia."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

The log cabin in Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born.

Lincoln's Birthplace

The log cabin in Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born.

A council of war at Massaponax Church in Virginia.

Massaponax Church

A council of war at Massaponax Church in Virginia.

A minuteman with his wife and son looks into the distance as he prepares to fight within a minute's notice.

Minuteman Ready to Fight

A minuteman with his wife and son looks into the distance as he prepares to fight within a minute's…

This six dollar bill is an example of Continental paper money of the United colonies issued in 1776.

Continental Paper Money

This six dollar bill is an example of Continental paper money of the United colonies issued in 1776.

"In June of 1817 President Monroe took a very extensive journey through the States, visiting all the fortifications ... He was conveyed up the Delaware from Wilminton to the navy-yard in Philadelphia in a barge of the Franklin. The barge was lined and trimmed with crimson velvet, and rowed by sixteen oarsmen, dressed in scarlet vests, white sleeves and trousers." -Abbot, 1902

Monroe's Barge

"In June of 1817 President Monroe took a very extensive journey through the States, visiting all the…

(1644-1718) William Penn was an English colonist and best known as founder of Pennsylvania.

William Penn

(1644-1718) William Penn was an English colonist and best known as founder of Pennsylvania.

"Pine Tree Shilling."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Pine Tree Shilling

"Pine Tree Shilling."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"Pine Tree Sixpence"—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Pine Tree Sixpence

"Pine Tree Sixpence"—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"Pine Tree Threepence"—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Pine Tree Threepence

"Pine Tree Threepence"—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"Pine Tree Twopence"—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Pine Tree Twopence

"Pine Tree Twopence"—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Men in the Civil War building a pontoon bridge across a river.

Pontoon Bridge

Men in the Civil War building a pontoon bridge across a river.

"Trail between Peter Cooper's locomotive <em>Tom Thumb</em> and one of Stockton's and Stokes' horse cars."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Railroad Trail

"Trail between Peter Cooper's locomotive Tom Thumb and one of Stockton's and Stokes' horse…

"Obverse and Reverse of a ticket used in 1838 on the New York and harlem Railroad."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

railroad ticket

"Obverse and Reverse of a ticket used in 1838 on the New York and harlem Railroad."—E. Benjamin…

"Old Boston & Worcester Railway ticket, about 1837."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

railway ticket

"Old Boston & Worcester Railway ticket, about 1837."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

John White finds the only clue to the disappearance of the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke: a tree carved with the word 'Croatan,' the name of a Native American tribe.

Croatan Carved into Tree at Roanoke

John White finds the only clue to the disappearance of the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke: a tree carved with…

A Sanitary Commission lodge near Alexandria, Virginia during the Civil War.

Sanitary Commission

A Sanitary Commission lodge near Alexandria, Virginia during the Civil War.

"The <em>South Carolina</em>, 1831, and plan of its running gear."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

South Carolina

"The South Carolina, 1831, and plan of its running gear."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Peter Struyvesant was the last Dutch governor of the New Netherlands colony.

Peter Struyvesant in New Amsterdam

Peter Struyvesant was the last Dutch governor of the New Netherlands colony.

This view of the United States Department at the Great Exhibition of 1851 depicts people viewing exhibits such as statues and a depiction of Native Americans their home. Men and women are sitting on risers on the second floor. A border along the right side names several states of the union. Several flags and an eagle act as a decoration on the top left side of the image.

United States Department in the Crystal Palace

This view of the United States Department at the Great Exhibition of 1851 depicts people viewing exhibits…

Aerial view of Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1847 showing buildings and the mountainous horizon.

Mexican City of Vera Cruz in 1847

Aerial view of Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1847 showing buildings and the mountainous horizon.

Poster showing many of George Washington's biography through his good character.

George Washington

Poster showing many of George Washington's biography through his good character.