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.
Victoria Woodhull who was known to her enemies as "Mrs. Satan," was the first woman to run for president of the United States.
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.
The convention was also notable because hundreds of Knights of the Ku Klux Klan attended as delegates.
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?
The recent Gawker vs. Hogan spat is the latest in the long history of journalism, free speech, gossip, and the law.