The body was designed, at least in part, to limit foreign influence in our elections. Trump's victory proves it's outlived its usefulness.
Republicans are using voter suppression to maintain their grip on power. If we don't act now, we'll forfeit what's left of our freedoms.
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.
The third president’s election and two terms were hailed by some as revolutionary and a national salvation, but others saw a darkness beneath Thomas Jefferson's republicanism.
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.
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.