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As Americans vote for their next president, explore 10 memorable campaign slogans that have propelled candidates to the White House.
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Almost 40 years after it was first proposed, this week marked the opening of Four Freedoms Park, a new memorial honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt.
C. Edwin Vilade discusses his new book “The President’s Speech,” which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of presidential addresses.
One hundred years ago, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a 90-minute speech moments after being shot in the chest.
As the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates finally meet face to face, explore seven surprising facts about the history of presidential debates.
From surprise candidates to delegate fistfights, here are five things you may not know about the history of nominating conventions.
On the eve of the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, find out more about the origins and evolution of the annual event.
New letters reveal that Nixon was as eloquent an admirer as several other famously smitten presidents.
If genuine, a sketch of a sailboat would be the earliest known document produced by George Washington.
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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