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8 Things You May Not Know About the Louisiana Purchase

On the 210th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, take a look behind the scenes of the historic real-estate deal.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the Constitutional Convention

On the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, explore seven surprising facts about the framers and the Constitutional Convention.

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Five Presidents’ Rocky Roads to the White House

This Presidents’ Day, check out the obstacles that five of our commanders-in-chief overcame on their way to the Oval Office.

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Trove of Thomas Jefferson’s Books Discovered

Dozens of books that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson have surfaced at Washington University in St. Louis, where they have been keeping a low profile for 131 years.