The Jamestown settlement in Virginia, which officially was started on May 14, 1607, was one of the first European colonies to last in North America for more than a few years, despite severe hardships. Here’s a look at 10 earlier efforts from Europeans that didn’t fare well.
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Mid-May marks two key anniversaries in the conflict between the United States and Mexico in that set in motion the Civil War—and led to California, Texas, and eight other states joining the Union.
Almost three years after the iconic Washington Monument closed after a sudden earthquake, the obelisk reopens to the public on Monday afternoon. The Monument has been a magnet for historic occurrences, and here are some highlights.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen spends 30 minutes with Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, in an interview that ranges from Breyer’s view of the Constitution to the controversial Korematsu case.
In this excerpt from her new book, Lynne Cheney looks at James Madison’s mindset as he arrived at the constitutional convention in 1787.