Today marks the 229th anniversary of the start of the constitutional convention in Philadelphia. A few things have changed since then, from how much people drank to who could vote, to how tall people were.
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John Hancock and his signature are two of the best-known elements related to the Declaration of Independence. But how much do you know about the former president of the Continental Congress?
With the Supreme Court’s surprising decision in the Obamacare contraception case on Monday, the high court is down to just three major decisions in the last month or so in its current term.
Philadelphia hosted two very different national political conventions in the FDR era that reshaped the Democratic Party and saw the surprise GOP nomination of Wendell Willkie.
A nearly fatal beating on the U.S. senate floor on this day in 1856 was another step toward a Civil War five years later. The attacker wasn’t an assassin—it was a fellow congressman.