In this excerpt from her new book, Lynne Cheney looks at James Madison’s mindset as he arrived at the constitutional convention in 1787.
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Author Lynne Cheney, the wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is getting a lot of attention for her new exhaustive biography of James Madison, which was partly inspired by recent events.
When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed 20 amendments for a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know about. So what did Congress delete from the final list that was ratified by the states?
Harry Truman went from being a county judge to deciding to use atomic warfare at World War II’s end. Here’s a quick look at 10 facts about Truman’s sudden ascendency to the White House—and the deal with his middle name.
The Supreme Court has revived discussion about a second major case about the separation of church and state that it will consider for acceptance in two weeks’ time.