How highly do historians and publishers regard Benjamin Franklin? We looked at four studies, and the results ranged from Franklin as the equal of John Marshall, to a figure less than important than Hulk Hogan and Benedict Arnold.
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Today marks the 226th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).
Thomas Jefferson is celebrating the big 2-7-3 today, and we have 10 interesting facts about the versatile Founding Father.
For centuries, stories have persisted about Congress almost approving German as our official language, except for one vote by its German-speaking leader. So how close is that story to the truth?
In this commentary, William B. Allen of Michigan State University explores several ways a President can carry out the duties of his or her office.