The Berlin Airlift

The Berlin Airlift

On June 24, 1948, one of the most dramatic standoffs in the history of the Cold War began when the Soviet Union blocked all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. For a few tense days, the world waited to see whether the United States and Soviet Union would come to blows. How was the standoff resolved?

The D-Day Invasion

The D-Day Invasion

The planning for what was called Operation Overlord – the Allied invasion of France -began late in 1943. Roosevelt chose Dwight Eisenhower to command the operation, and this was when he was officially given the title of Supreme Allied Commander of the European Theater of Operations.

How Smart Was Thomas Jefferson?

How Smart Was Thomas Jefferson?

Jefferson was a genius and widely regarded to be the most intelligent president America ever had. He spoke 7 languages and played 5 musical instruments. Adams wanted him to write the Declaration of Independence because Jefferson had “A peculiar felicity for expression.”