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A junior Army officer, acting on secret orders from the president, bluffed a far stronger Mexican force into conceding North America's westernmost province to the United States More >>
The daughter of a Gaelic-speaking fisherman on a remote Scottish island emigrated to New York, worked as a maid in the Carnegie Mansion, and married Fred Trump. Her son would become President.  More >>
Did the James Buchanan know his Secretary of War, a future Confederate general, sent 110,000 muskets to armories in the South in 1860? More >>
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. More >>
Historic microphone used by Edward Murrow for London broadcasts to be loaned to the National Press Club  More >>
The “Divine Wind” began in October 1944 as the Japanese defended against MacArthur’s assault on the Philippines. The Americans who witnessed these first attacks were horrified and shaken, but it was only the beginning. More >>
Critical decisions by the Chief Justice saved the Supreme Court’s independence—and made possible its wide-ranging role today More >>
We've gotten one farce after another from the secretive judges at the Swedish Academy who confer the world's most prestigious prize for literature More >>
With five major exploring expeditions west of the Mississippi, John C. Frémont redefined the country — with the help of his wife’s promotional skills. More >>
Both our Constitution and our historic monuments were trashed during recent protests. More >>

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