History Stories
CATEGORY: Politics
The President’s Annual State of the Union Address, Explained
January 29, 2018

As President Donald Trump prepares to address Congress for his 2018 State of the Union address, take a look back at the history of this high-profile tradition. Read More

Presidential Feuds With the Media Are Nothing New
January 26, 2018

Journalists have angered presidents from the earliest days of America’s founding. Read More

The Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 10, 2018

It took 15 years of fighting for MLK Day to be declared a national holiday—but some states pair it with a holiday celebrating Confederate leader Robert E. Lee. Read More

A Tell-All about Nixon’s Campaign Was the 1969 Version of ‘Fire and Fury’
January 8, 2018

Long before presidential scandals became standard, a best-selling book caught the nation’s attention with a salacious chronicle of White House machinations. Read More

How Doug Jones Brought KKK Church Bombers to Justice
December 13, 2017

Jones helped convict two men nearly 40 years after their crimes. Read More

The Rise and Fall of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s Longtime Dictator
November 15, 2017

The 93-year-old president’s 37-year rule ended with a military coup. 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

Three of the Most Damning Secrets Dug up in U.S. Elections
October 25, 2017

Think 'oppo’ research is something new? Think again. Read More

How the ‘Party of Lincoln’ Won Over the Once Democratic South
August 18, 2017

Democrats used to be defenders of Southern life. Read More

Why Psychiatrists Can’t Comment on the Mental Health of the President
July 27, 2017

How losing presidential candidate Barry Goldwater changed medical history. Read More