On July 27, 1789, Congress created the State Department, which became an important part of the Executive Branch established under the new Constitution.
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On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution.
It’s the birthday of a Founding Father whose name you know today as part of a controversial political term.
It’s a sad day for some historically minded Philadelphians: It’s the anniversary of the congressional act that moved the nation’s capital from their city to Washington, D.C.
James Ceaser of the University of Virginia and Luis Fuentes-Rohwer of Indiana University discuss the role of parties in the American constitutional system.