Featured Document Display: First Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin
Four years before ratification of the 19th Amendment secured American women’s constitutional right to vote, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to Congress.
Featured Document Display: Victory in Japan: 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII
World War II Finally came to an end on September 2, 1945, when Japan formally surrendered on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Featured Document Display: The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
World War II marked the first—and only—wartime use of atomic weapons. The U.S. bombing of Japan helped to bring an end to the deadliest war in history, but resulted in many more civilian deaths.
Featured Document Display: 75th Anniversary of the United Nations Charter
The United Nations was established after World War II in an attempt to maintain international peace and security and to achieve cooperation among nations on economic, social and humanitarian problems.
Featured Document Display: 75th Anniversary of V-E Day: End of WWII in Europe
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, the National Archives features the English and German surrender documents signed at Berlin on V-E Day.