William Howard Taft is a truly unique American figure who led two branches of government, was a wrestling champion and the youngest Solicitor General in American history. Learn more about Taft on the 157th anniversary of his birth.
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On the 200th birthday of the “Star Spangled Banner,” here are 10 fascinating facts about Stars and Stripes that may surprise you!
President Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon 40 years ago today generated a national controversy, but in recent years, many of the pardon’s biggest critics have changed their tunes on the unprecedented move.
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery on September 3, 1848, aided by a disguise and job skills he had learned while forced to work in Baltimore’s shipyards.
Donald Applestein looks at a milestone in the American struggle for independence, the finalization of the Treaty of Paris, which was a key victory away from the battlefield.