A nearly fatal beating on the U.S. senate floor on this day in 1856 was another step toward a Civil War five years later. The attacker wasn’t an assassin—it was a fellow congressman.
The Supreme Court will hear at least one of two potentially wide ranging cases involving the separation of church and state in its next term, which starts in October 2013.
Martin Sheen’s character on “The West Wing” was named after a Founding Father who passed away this week in 1795. So who was the real Josiah Bartlett?
May 17 marks a landmark day in the Supreme Court’s history: A unanimous court ended a policy of segregation in public facilities it had endorsed nearly 58 years before.
After being impeached, President Andrew Johnson survived his 1868 Senate trial by just one vote. And to this day, how that vote was cast remains shrouded in controversy.