Not all photographs are just of beautiful sights - some deep ones have stories to tell. Photographs may seem like simple food for the eyes, but some of them are more than just that - some of them are so powerful that they can stir emotions. Check out these seventeen photographs that are some of the most powerful ones of the United States history.
This photograph conveys the terrors of the Civil War that left more than 50,000 Union and Confederate troops killed, injured, or captured.
The earthquake that destroyed San Francisco in 1906 also spurred a devastating firestorm that claimed the lives of about 3,000 people.
The picture shows the crowd that had gathered when Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address.
This repulsive photo reminds one of the time when bisons were hunted down to near extinction.
The nerve-wrecking photographs were taken as a symbol for the affects of the Great Depression when people were willing to take on any job regardless of the safety issues.
The infamous disaster that claimed the lives of 36 also marked the end of the era of passenger-carrying airships.
The picture reminds one of the terrible affects of nuclear warfare.
Everyone knows the story of Rosa Parks not giving up her seat in a bus. This story became a turning point in history in regards to the practice of racism.
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech is one of the most iconic speeches in the history of America.
It was one of the most tragic moments of American history - the photograph depicts the time moments before the fateful attack.
This victorious bout of Muhammad Ali against Sonny Liston lasted only one minute!
This photo of an unidentified soldier was taken during teh Vietnam war.
This photo of antiwar demonstrators stirred a lot of eomtions and does today too.
This was an infamous day. The men in teh photograph are pointing towards the direction of the gunshots.
This photograph was taken by the Apollo 8 crew.
This infamous disaster that occurred due to a minor fault of O-rings taught the world an expensive lesson in the importance of even the smallest detail.
President Bush is notified of the terror attacks that involved plane crashes into the World Trade Centre towers.