The storming of the capital during the War of 1812 led to destruction.
There's so much to learn from correspondence that has survived the passage of time.
By Erin Hagan
She's said to have created the first American flag, but the real story is more complicated.
Some unexpected treasure may have pinned down the whereabouts of notorious pirate Henry Every.
The American Mail Company successfully forced the U.S. Post to bring down its postal rates.
As the Battle of Baltimore drew to a close, an American flag was raised—and the national anthem was born.
By Allison Wild
Do you know which one ended up in jail?
They were more than a stuffy group of old men—in fact, many of them were young and rowdy.
By Sara Barry