History In The Headlines

Category: U.S. Constitution

U.S. Currency

8 Things You May Not Know About American Money

On the 150th anniversary of the law creating a single national currency, explore eight surprising facts about American money.

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Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night Can Stop the U.S. Postal Service, but Saturdays Soon Will

Following yesterday’s decision to end Saturday mail delivery, find out more about the long history of the U.S. Postal Service.

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9 Things You May Not Know About the Electoral College

As American electors gather to formally cast their votes for president, explore 9 things you may not know about the Electoral College.

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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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Facts About the Bill of Rights on Its 220th Anniversary

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, became law on December 15, 1791.