The 1800 election saw America's first contested presidential campaigns: Thomas Jefferson vs. John Adams.
The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Thomas Jefferson was not then credited with its authorship.
Three years ago, then-CIA director General David Petraeus resigned amid scandal: He'd had an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.
Hillary Clinton may become the first woman President, but she is far from the first to run for the office. That honor belongs to Victoria Woodhull.
Retirement as a mass phenomenon didn’t start as a way for older people to enjoy themselves.
While racism in the United States is often attributed to poor whites, research suggests its political power resides in middle and wealthy suburban whites.
A "contested convention" maybe in the offing this July for the Democrats. Let's take a look at one of the most contested in American history, 1924.
Maternity leave as we know it today may have its origins in turn-of-the-century French militarism.
Adequate legal counsel is not provided to many of the poor accused of crimes.
The voting patterns of actual independents have long been a topic of study. Who are they, and how do they actually vote?