The Tenure of Office Act was designed to rein in Andrew Johnson—but it sparked a years-long debate on executive power.
The history of public weeping after the deaths of celebrities.
Decades after his reported death, John Wilkes Booth had a second box-office career when his purported mummy became a carnival attraction.
With the nation reeling in the days after Abraham Lincoln’s death, a massive manhunt went into effect for John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators.
Take an armchair tour of the numerous artifacts connected to Abraham Lincoln's assassination
President Lincoln was not the only high-ranking government official that John Wilkes Booth slated for assassination.
On the anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, explore 10 surprising facts about one of the most infamous moments in American history.
Before heading to Ford’s Theatre on the evening of April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln ate dinner together at the White House. What was on their table?
As Washington celebrated the expected end to the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last public address from a White House balcony.
An Arizona chemist has solved a historical mystery by determining the color of the railroad car that transported Abraham Lincoln's body almost 150 years ago.