History Stories
CATEGORY: Donald Trump
Why Populism in America is a Double-Edged Sword
January 5, 2018

Joseph McCarthy's brand of populism proved much darker than, say, Ronald Reagan's. Read More

What Is the Nuclear ‘Button’ and Where Did It Come From?
January 3, 2018

Every president since Kennedy has carried the nuclear football, but none have ever used it. Read More

The White House is Taking Down the Iconic Jackson Magnolia
December 27, 2017

Dubbed a safety hazard, this 188-year-old tree has seen it all. Read More

Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
December 15, 2017

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Chinese Exclusion Act, a look at which historical events set the context for 2017's big moments. Read More

Why Jews and Muslims Both Have Religious Claims on Jerusalem
December 6, 2017

The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—despite a dueling claim from Palestine. Read More

How We Got National Monuments
December 5, 2017

The 111-year-old law that allowed President Trump to shrink two Native-American cultural sites. Read More

Just How Divided Are Americans Since Trump’s Election?
November 8, 2017

Five historians dissect the country's divisions in the era of Donald Trump. Read More

JFK Files: Cuban Intelligence Was in Contact With Oswald, Praised His Shooting Ability
October 27, 2017

Here are the 10 most revealing highlights from the 2,800 newly declassified JFK assassination files. Read More

This Wasn’t the First Time Football, Protest and Politics Have Mixed
September 25, 2017

When NFL players took a knee and locked arms this weekend, it wasn't the first time athletes have taken a stand on issues of racial injustice. Read More

13 TV Moments That Defined the American Presidency
September 25, 2017

The history of commanders on camera. Read More