Published: January 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm
At the Constitutional Convention, Gouvernuer Morris made sure the office of the president would be independent from Congress.
Published: November 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm
During the Cold War, the U.S. Congress had its own secret fallout shelter tucked away in the West Virginia hills.
Published: November 30, 2011 at 5:07 pm
The father of our country grows up in Woody Holton's article "George Washington's Moral Metamorphosis."
Published: September 14, 2011 at 11:16 am
Mae West's bawdy 1926 play, Sex, landed her in jail and set her on the path to superstardom.
Published: August 02, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his latest project, a history of Prohibition, which airs on PBS in October 2011.
Published: July 22, 2011 at 11:49 am
Texas has been a state since 1845. So why do Texans still believe they live in a separate country?
Published: June 09, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Modern-day conservatives claim Woodrow Wilson wrecked the American century.
Published: May 16, 2011 at 11:46 am
Lowell Thomas combined journalism and entertainment to help create the legend of Lawrence of Arabia.
Published: April 05, 2011 at 3:46 pm
Liked The King's Speech? Find out how a visit to America helped George VI find his voice.
Published: January 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm
In 1943, Jehovah’s Witnesses went to court over their constitutional right not to pledge allegiance to the United States.
Published: January 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm
So many people insist on viewing the American Civil War (or any war, for that matter) from a good-guys-won perspective. It's a sure way to obscure at least half the facts and distort the meaning of the rest. As long …
Published: December 03, 2010 at 11:45 am
The Marquis de Lafayette returned to America, his adopted home, during the contentious 1824 presidential election.
Published: October 04, 2010 at 3:07 pm
Why did the South lose the Civil War? Because it ignored black slaves and white women.
Published: August 04, 2010 at 9:28 am
Courageous or reckless, Alice Paul spearheaded a new suffrage campaign for American women
Published: August 04, 2010 at 9:27 am
The 1913 National Woman Suffrage Procession was a turning point for American women seeking the right to vote
Published: August 04, 2010 at 9:26 am
A brief timeline of American women’s long road to political power