Generations have been taught that the American Revolution was a revolt against the king, but was it? Political theorist Eric Nelson gave us his revisionist take on the central force behind the Revolution and how it speaks to America’s present-day controversies around executive power, in a National Constitution Center event.
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The national holiday called Washington’s Birthday may have passed, but today is George Washington’s real 283rd birthday. Here are 10 interesting facts about the first president, including his amazing wealth, his career as a moonshiner, and the truth about those teeth.
The iconic Washington Monument is celebrating its 230th birthday this Saturday. Learn how it took 40 years to complete the project, and the surprising connections it has to the Pope, Abraham Lincoln, and the Constitution.
On February 9, 1773, future U.S. president William Henry Harrison was born in Virginia. The enigmatic Harrison is best known for his premature death in office. But the ninth president won his race in 1840 using tactics familiar to most of us today.
A super-rare display of the four surviving original Magna Carta copies has begun in Great Britain, and it’s a once-in-an-eight century event.