Benjamin Franklin is arguably one of the most fascinating figures in American history. He was an author, printer, satirist, and political cartoon publisher.
Amy Feldman looks at the bigger picture about the controversy over new marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado, and how the Founding Fathers would feel about them.
Here is the story of how the United States almost celebrated Independence Day on July 2nd.
Did the American Revolution of 1776 really start on June 15, 1215 when the Magna Carta was signed in England?
The want of a central authority over commercial affairs was one of the major weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and a central animating purpose behind the Constitutional Convention that convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787.
Education started out as a local enterprise under the Tenth Amendment.
In each installment of “Say What?” we offer a quick quote--be it wise, quirky, or otherwise memorable -- about the Constitution.
The July 4 issue of TIME magazine has stirred a hornet's nest of controversy. Here's your opportunity to tell us what you think.
Martha Washington had a thing for bling. Find out her favorite gems in this wish list for George.
Boasting about Philadelphia as the cradle of liberty is one thing; cradling liberty is another.