Why did the Federalist and Republican factions each view its opponents as existential threats to the new nation during the Adams administration?
If President Washington was such a unifying force, why were the early 1790s so violent and contested?
In establishing a centralized government, American elites struggled to find a balance between a top-down system and a system of the people. The arguments that raged in the late 18th century linger with us today.
What lessons did the founding generation take from the American Revolution, and why do we forget the early republican experiments?
For slaves and Native Americans, the Revolution wasn’t “radical”: It was one more colossal effort to enforce Western conservative values and preserve the privileges of whites and the rich.
How the social and military experience of revolution shaped the diverse American republic.
A president’s most fundamental legal and moral responsibility is to uphold and protect our system of government. Trump has degraded that system.
An effort should be launched to educate our president. His desecration of traditions could pose a constitutional crisis.