On this day in 1947, Congress changed the order of who can succeed the President and Vice President in office, more closely reflecting the wishes of the Founding Fathers.
It’s the birthday of a Founding Father whose name you know today as part of a controversial political term.
For a brief moment in 1795, George Washington’s attorney general floated an idea that didn’t have a chance of success but surely would have been interesting: Alexander Hamilton as a Supreme Court Justice.
It’s a sad day for some historically minded Philadelphians: It's the anniversary of the congressional act that moved the nation’s capital from their city to Washington, D.C.
Today is the birthday of the late former President, Gerald R. Ford, who went from being a college football star to the White House under the most unusual circumstances.
David N. Schleicher and Todd J. Zywicki look at how the Seventeenth Amendment removed from state legislatures the power to choose U.S. Senators and gave that power directly to voters in each state – an important change in the balance of power between the federal government and states.
Leading Civil War and Reconstruction scholars discuss the history and meaning of the 14th Amendment in celebration of its 150th anniversary.
On July 12, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr faced the prospect of murder charges after shooting Alexander Hamilton. Why didn’t those charges come to pass and what would happen today in a similar situation?
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?
Though he served for only one term, the scion of John and Abigail Adams left an indelible mark on American history.