There were five versions of the Gettysburg Address that were acknowledged by Abraham Lincoln in his lifetime. Here are those versions, along with the AP wire copy from November 1863.
With Constitution Day happening today, here’s a look at some essential constitutional resources we use in our quest to explain and understand our founding document.
Today marks the anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to duel a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
On the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn't unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.
But many people, Memorial Day is the symbol of summer’s start, or a chance to get a good bargain on a car. What’s lost is its original meaning to more and more people.
The removal of four public symbols of the Confederacy in New Orleans highlights the crucial difference between history and memory.
Susan Glasser of POLITICO, Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post, and Brian Stelter of CNN look at the rise of “fake news,” the growth of political polarization, and the fracturing of the media.
Richard Arenberg of Brown University and Josh Chafetz of Cornell University discuss the history of the Senate filibuster and whether or not it should be eliminated.
Abraham Lincoln’s two inaugural speeches were both historic and prophetic. Read some of the highlights of these landmark addresses.
The fight to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday took 32 years, a lot of campaigning, and guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Ted Kennedy, and the National Football League.