History Stories
CATEGORY: U.S. Presidents
Thomas Jefferson’s Complicated Relationship with Thanksgiving
November 21, 2017

The third president declined to participate in the tradition. Read More

Foreign Travel Was Once Taboo for American Presidents
November 6, 2017

Meeting with European monarchs was a political landmine. Read More

The Floating White House: A Brief History of the Presidential Yacht
August 18, 2017

Before there was Air Force One, there was the presidential yacht. Read More

The Hundred Days, What Does It All Mean?
April 28, 2017

Should we judge a president by their first 14 weeks in office? Read More

Fast Facts on the “First 100 Days”
April 27, 2017

When it comes to the U.S. presidency, how did the first 100 days come to loom so large? Read More

America’s Richest (and Poorest) Presidents
March 21, 2017

Donald Trump's net worth may have dipped, but he's still, by far, the richest president in American history. Who else makes the list? Read More

6 Times Presidential Tax Returns Made Us Go Hmmm…
March 15, 2017

Every president since Nixon has followed the custom of releasing their returns or summary tax information, except for President Trump. With new revelations about his taxes, explore some surprising things about our presidents from their taxes. Read More

A Brief History of the President’s Annual Address
February 28, 2017

Explore the history of the president's annual addresses to Congress, and the origins of the State of the Union speech. Read More

The Long (And Short) of White House Stints
February 14, 2017

General Michael Flynn's not the first top White House official to call it quits quickly. Read More

History of the Presidential Cabinet
January 12, 2017

The presidential Cabinet has come a long way since Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson used to duke it out during the Washington administration. Read More