August 19th marks the 71st birthday of former President Bill Clinton, whose eight-year term dominated the decade of the 1990s.
As the Panama Canal celebrates its 103rd birthday today, the bold act of one U.S. President still resonates as a stroke of policy genius or a grand expansion of executive power.
What do Benjamin Wade, Willie P. Mangum and John Nance Garner all have in common? If not for a last-second decision, or a twist of fate, they might have become Acting President of the United States, in an era before the 25th Amendment existed.
Threats related to North Korea are causing another reexamination of the President’s ability to wage war – and use nuclear weapons – without congressional approval.
A millionaire businessman becomes President in this first try at an elected office. That’s one of 10 fascinating facts about Herbert Hoover, one of the most-interesting occupants of the White House.
On August 9, 1974, Gerald Ford officially became President in the most unusual of circumstances, as Richard Nixon left Washington and Ford took office without the benefit of direct election to office.
On August 8, 1974, Richard Nixon announced he would resign from office as a result of the Watergate scandal. But the effects of Watergate lingered on for years after the scandal.
On a June 17, 1972, police caught five men breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. So how did a “third-rate burglary” escalate into a near constitutional crisis?
On the evening of August 2, 1923, President Warren Harding died in a San Francisco hotel room. Beyond that, the details of the president’s death remained murky for decades amidst rumors of scandal or even worse.
Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Andrew Johnson, perhaps the most-criticized president in American history. But was Johnson really that bad a president, or just the target of some second-guessing historians?