History Stories
CATEGORY: Donald Trump
Eisenhower’s 1955 Mass Deportation Uprooted Over a Million Mexican Immigrants
March 23, 2018

The immigration enforcement sweeps caught up hundreds of thousands of undocumented workers—and some American citizens. Read More

Why the U.S. Has Spent 200 Years Flip-Flopping Between Isolationism and Engagement
March 16, 2018

What does the United States want to be to the world? Read More

Quick Stints and Worn Out Welcomes: The Shortest-Serving Presidential Staff
March 13, 2018

Rex Tillerson is out. Here’s who left more quickly—and who stayed a lot longer. Read More

Propaganda Film Shows How North Korea Might Like Trump’s Visit to Go
March 9, 2018

It’ll take more than a presidential visit to end North Korea’s nuclear program. Read More

The Great Depression Lesson About ‘Trade Wars’
March 5, 2018

In 1930, raising tariffs across the board hurt the U.S. economy. Read More

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

How Trump’s Grandparents Became Reluctant Americans
January 17, 2018

See a colorized version of an early 1900s photo of the president's grandparents. Read More

Why Populism in America is a Double-Edged Sword
January 5, 2018

Joseph McCarthy's brand of populism proved much darker than, say, Ronald Reagan's. Read More

What Is the Nuclear ‘Button’ and Where Did It Come From?
January 3, 2018

Every president since Kennedy has carried the nuclear football, but none have ever used it. Read More