Our longest-serving president would leave a deep mark on the American psyche. But was he saint or villain, and what was his true legacy?
The Roaring ’20s ushered in a new modernity and energy but also held the seeds of a great and devastating economic depression.
World War I caused deaths on a then-unimaginable scale, sowed the seeds of WWII and forever restricted our civil liberties.
By 1898, a great land empire had been forged through brutal conquest. Now the American gaze turned to foreign lands.
Populism and progressivism were fueled by idealistic dreams, but in the end they were dragged down by self-interest and racism.
This isn’t the first time our democracy has faced the Founder’s nightmare—but it is the most dangerous.
The Republicans and Democrats are two faces of the same failure. And there will be no real hope of rescue by third parties until the American system of electoral politics is rebuilt from the ground up.
The president’s executive orders hurl America back to 1882, when Congress passed a law barring immigration based on a specific race and national origin.
One of the most important and least known facts of American history may be the decision of the United States to expand its power beyond North America.