Abortion was first criminalized in the U.S. in the mid-19th century. A key argument was that too many white women were ending their pregnancies.
Many are speculating about what former president Barack Obama will do in his retirement. Perhaps he will stay as politically involved as John Quincy Adams.
The Freedom of Information Act of 1966 (or FOIA) was the result of a struggle by Congress and private business for information from the executive branch.
The Articles of Confederation set off the long-running feud between states' rights and Washington, a debate that still rages today.
Lincoln or Omaha or... Neapolis? The fight over where to put the capital of Nebraska was much more heated than you may have imagined.
Rene Carmille has been called the first ethical hacker for sabotaging the computerization of data about French Jews during World War II.
A claque is a centuries-old showmanship technique that has been used by entertainers and politicians since the Roman Empire.
Donald Trump's executive orders are coming fast and furious, but what exactly are they? And why are they the Presidential go-to tactic now?
The last clause of the First Amendment guarantees the right to "petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Where did this idea come from?
Got impeachment? Not much. In American history, there have only been a total of 19 impeachment trials in the U.S. Senate.