Today marks the 223rd anniversary of an American icon: the White House. Here’s a look back at its remarkable history.
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On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency four years later.
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?
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.
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.