The body was designed, at least in part, to limit foreign influence in our elections. Trump's victory proves it's outlived its usefulness.
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.
Why did the Federalist and Republican factions each view its opponents as existential threats to the new nation during the Adams administration?
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.
We, the people, have more power than we think. To exercise our power, we must insist that our elected representatives serve us. If they don’t, we need to vote them out as quickly as possible.
The annual Presidents Day holiday usually gives American history scholars a chance to intellectually fight it out over over which U.S. presidents are the best and the worst. But Think Progress went a different route this year and instead ranked the five most overrated ones.
A rash of big-government paranoia has Republicans worried that some constituents won’t participate in the census, thereby depressing conservative representation in the House. Enter Karl Rove, James Madison fan and pitchman for the 2010 census.