January 1 is one of the most noteworthy days in American history, marking President Abraham Lincoln’s decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
On December 31, 1999, the United States officially handed the Panama Canal over to Panama’s government, ending a long saga that had started a century and a half earlier.
It was a very interesting year.
Journalists and scholars give their take on the Obama presidency.
Today marks the birthday of perhaps the most-maligned president in American history. But was Andrew Johnson really that bad, or just the target of some second-guessing historians?
On the occasion of his 160th birthday, Constitution Daily looks at some unusual facts related to one of the more controversial Presidents, Woodrow Wilson.
This week, President Barack Obama again spoke about his prospects of winning a third term in office, if he were allowed to run under the Constitution. But as history shows, even when that was possible, the odds were against any candidate.
As the Trump administration gets ready to take over the executive branch next month, there is a still a debate about Jared Kushner’s role in Washington. But in the history of presidential in-laws, Kushner’s influence may pale in comparison to a long-forgotten Treasury Secretary.
One of the broadest acts of presidential power happened on this day in 1917, when President Woodrow Wilson issued an order for the federal government to nationalize the entire railroad system during World War I.
On a blustery Christmas Day in 1776, George Washington led a daring attack in what we would call today a “special ops” mission by the Founding Fathers that changed the course of American history.