On this day in 1869, former President Franklin Pierce passed away in New Hampshire. Pierce was regarded as an ethical hard worker, but he struggled as a national leader when he openly advocated for pro-slavery states as a Northerner in the 1850s.
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The Stamp Act Congress met 250 years ago today in New York, an effort that led nine Colonies to declare the English crown had no right to tax Americans who lacked representation in British Parliament.
The United States Supreme Court has ended a five-year legal fight over the final resting place of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, when it denied an appeal from Thorpe family members.
If you are a presidential historian or a fan of facial hair, you probably know a little about Chester Alan Arthur. For the rest of us, he’s one of the more obscure leaders in American history.
Terrance Williams, who is at the center of two capital punishment controversies, will have one of his cases argued at the United States Supreme Court in the next year, as the Justices accepted an appeal Thursday on Eighth and 14th Amendment grounds.