The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?
Today marks the 228th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).
Thomas Jefferson is celebrating another birthday today, and we have 10 interesting facts about the versatile Founding Father.
For centuries, stories have persisted about Congress almost approving German as our official language, except for one vote by its German-speaking leader. So how close is that story to the truth?
It was 253 years ago today that the British Parliament signed the Stamp Act, a move that lit the fuse for a revolution in the American colonies that burned for a decade.
Thomas McKean was a President before George Washington and supported judicial review before John Marshall. But today, McKean is mostly forgotten in the discussion about Founders who had a significant impact on the Constitution and the early Supreme Court.
When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a look at these mostly forgotten figures.
This week marks the anniversary of an important early event in our Republic’s history: a potential military uprising defused by George Washington.
On March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired upon a group of rowdy colonists, killing five and wounding others.
On this day in 1781, the Articles of Confederation, our first constitution, became the official law of the land. It didn’t last a decade, for some obvious reasons.