Today marks the 212th anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to gun down a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
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On the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn’t unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.
But many people, Memorial Day is the symbol of summer’s start, or a chance to get a good bargain on a car. What’s lost is its original meaning to more and more people.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, remembers the Great Chief Justice in a talk for the Supreme Court Historical Society.
Abraham Lincoln’s two inaugural speeches were both historic and prophetic, and both given on March 4th. Read some of the highlights of these landmark addresses.