On the heels of the War of 1812, society began to drastically change due to government action and technological innovation. As some Americans prospered, many were left to wither.
Most Americans know little about this conflict between the young republic and Britain, and that's too bad: Its painful lessons might benefit us today.
As we mourn the killing of RFK, his message of economic justice from 50 years ago could not be more relevant today.
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?