On September 19, 1796, a Philadelphia newspaper published one of the greatest documents in American history: George Washington’s Farewell Address.
William Howard Taft is a truly unique American figure who led two branches of government, was a wrestling champion and the youngest Solicitor General in American history.
On September 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted a new name for what had been called “the United Colonies.” The moniker United States of America has remained since then as a symbol of freedom and independence.
President Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon 44 years ago today generated a national controversy, but in recent years, some of the pardon’s biggest critics have changed their tunes on the unprecedented move.
The first Monday in September is celebrated nationally as Labor Day. So how did we get the holiday and why is no one quite sure who created it?
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery on September 3, 1838, aided by a disguise and job skills he had learned while forced to work in Baltimore's shipyards.
On the occasion of President Lyndon Johnson’s 110th birthday, the National Constitution Center looks at 10 interesting facts about one of the most colorful and controversial figures in American history.
The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nationally on August 18, 1920, so why is Women’s Equality Day on August 26th each year?
The United States capital of Washington, D.C., burned 204 years ago today, but it may have been an act of nature that forced the British from the besieged city.
Hawaii joined the Union on this day in 1959, an act that remains historically significant but not without controversy.