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If Lincoln Hadn’t Died. . .

Would the disastrous Reconstruction era have taken a different course?

The Lowest Ebb

Blamed for the misdeeds of others, President Grant left his name on America's sorriest Administration

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Custer and Sitting Bull

Fate brought Custer and Sitting Bull together one bloody June evening at the Little Bighorn—and marked the end of the Wild West

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When Congress Tried To Rule

Was it, as Navy Secretary Welles believed, "a conspiracy to overthrow the government"?

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The Pluck Heard 'round the World

After Watson tweaked a transmitter reed, Bell invented the telephone

Why They Impeached Andrew Johnson

One of the saddest tales in American history tells how a well-intentioned President lost a dazzling opportunity

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