September 26, 1960 is the day that changed part of the modern political landscape, when a vice president and a senator took part in the first televised presidential debate.
The mother of all political campaign debates was the battle between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, and by today’s standards, our modern debaters would be challenged to fit the 1858 format.
Here’s a look back at some big debate moments on the eve of Monday’s presidential nominee debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
It was 227 years ago today that Congress signed the law that created the framework for the Supreme Court, and a look back at the first court shows personal drama that included a justice dodging creditors, a failed suicide attempt, and a chief justice who was America’s most hated man, for a time.
It was back on this day in 1789 that Congress passed the act that officially created the federal judiciary system that included the Supreme Court and other federal courts.