Achievements Story Briefs

The extraordinary accomplishments of individuals and groups instruct and inspire, becoming legends in or across cultures.

The Duryea Brothers produced America's first gasoline-powered automobile which could be built more than one at a time.

After trying, for nearly two decades, to abolish the slave trade, William Wilberforce finally convinces Parliament to do the right thing on February 2...

Born on the 12th of February, in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was America's 16th president. For many people, this man with humble beginnings was the greatest...

Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

This image depicts a beautiful painting conveying the sense of “awesomeness” that must have existed, in ancient Greece, when all of the bu...

In a little-known part of American history, African-American cowboys made-up nearly 25% of all Texas cowboys after the end of the U.S. Civil War.

Shepard was the first American in space when he blasted off in a Redstone rocket on May 5, 1961.

Alexander Hamilton had words of advice in a deadlocked political battle. He's now the subject of a major musical. Watch how it all started in this vid...

While his father was still alive, Alexander (who was not-yet called "The Great") tamed a beautiful horse, called Bucephalas, whom no one else was able...

The "Superb Lyrebird" is an extraordinary creature capable of astonishing feats, including hard-to-believe mimics of unexpected sounds.

With the Isthmus of Corinth preventing easy sea travel to Athens, the ancients invent a way to help boats cross the Isthmus on land. They make a road ...

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