Crédit Mobilier, one of the worst outrages in the history of Congress, affected national elections and gave “the Gilded Age” its name.
Distinguished historians have written extensively on the misconduct in presidential administrations since George Washington.
Our research reveals that 19 artworks in the U.S. Capitol honor men who were Confederate officers or officials. What many of them said, and did, is truly despicable.
Histories written about the nation's greatest crisis focus on Lincoln and the military campaigns. But an intriguing group of characters in Congress also played a major role, advising and prodding the President.
Members of the first Federal Congress had to create a new government almost from scratch.
The filibuster has played a key role in the enactment of federal law since 1789, but is rarely used outside the U.S. Senate.