In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.
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The Tea Party protests of 1773 were undoubtedly a turning point in American history, but does Philadelphia have a rightful claim on being the starting point of the colonial movement?
Listen to National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen’s incredible one-hour interview with author Geoffrey Ward, the author of the book on “The Roosevelts” that was featured on PBS. Ward, along with longtime collaborator Ken Burns, wrote New York Times’ bestseller “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” The book is a companion volume to the seven-part PBS […]
With some, but not all, Americans commemorating Columbus Day on Monday, there has been growing talk of expanding the day’s purpose or changing to a different celebration as a federal holiday. So how difficult would that be?
This week marks the 222nd anniversary of an American icon: the White House. Here’s a look back at its remarkable history.