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The Woman Who Said “No” To McCarthy

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Stories published from "Winter 2020"

Authored by: Bernard A. Weisberger

He fought the alliance between corporations and political bosses, to take back government for farmers, workers, and consumers.

Authored by: Michael Beschloss

The struggles and triumphs of our Presidents have been central to shaping our nation, even though they operated under a Constitution that didn’t grant them unilateral power.

Authored by: Gerard Magliocca

The first ten amendments prevent majorities from exercising power at the expense of individuals. But they weren’t called a “bill of rights” until more than a century after ratification.

Authored by: Peter Schweizer

Largely unknown to his cabinet, Ronald Reagan broke with previous U.S. policy and initiated a global campaign of economic and political warfare against the Soviets.

Authored by: Douglas Brinkley

Roosevelt felt the country needed “direct, vigorous action” to pull it out of the Depression.

Authored by: Fergus M. Bordewich

Members of the first Federal Congress had to create a new government almost from scratch.

Authored by: Linda Lear

She helped launch the environmental movement and pioneered the idea of the ecology of the human body.

Authored by: Joseph J. Ellis

The young nation was lucky to have the only candidate on earth who could do the job.

Authored by: Steven Waldman

While much of the world still faces restrictions on religion, America's unique approach brought about both religious freedom and spiritual vibrancy.

Authored by: Ryan Swanson

TR’s zeal for athletics helped lead to the emergence of modern sports in America including interscholastic competition, the NCAA, the World Series, and the First Olympics in the U.S.

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