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James Buchanan - Fifteenth President of the United States
Learn all about James Buchanan, the Fifteenth president of the United States.

James K Polk - Eleventh President of the United States
Learn all about James K. Polk, the Eleventh president of the United States.

John Tyler - Tenth President of the United States
Learn all about John Tyler, the Tenth president of the United States.

Theodore Roosevelt - President and Hero
He was a war hero, president and friend of the environment. Discover this great man of the past known for his undaunted attitude and commemorated by the Teddy Bear.

Warren G Harding - Twenty-Ninth President of the United States
Learn all about Warren G. Harding, the Twenty-Ninth president of the United States.

William Henry Harrison - Ninth President of the United States
Learn all about William Henry Harrison, the Ninth president of the United States.

William Howard Taft - Twenty-Seventh President of the United States
Learn all about William Howard Taft, the Twenty-Seventh president of the United States.

William McKinley - Twenty-Fifth President of the United States
Learn all about William McKinley, the Twenty-Fifth president of the United States.

Woodrow Wilson - Twenty-Eighth President of the United States
Learn all about Woodrow Wilson, the Twenty-Eighth president of the United States.

Andrew Jackson - Seventh President of the United States
Learn all about Andrew Jackson, the Seventh president of the United States.

James Madison - Fourth President of the United States
Learn all about James Madison, the Fourth president of the United States.

James Monroe - Fifth President of the United States
Learn all about James Monroe, the Fifth president of the United States.

John Quincy Adams - Sixth President of the United States
Learn all about John Quincy Adams, the Sixth president of the United States.

Martin Van Buren - Eighth President of the United States
Learn all about Martin Van Buren, the Eighth president of the United States.

Why did the United States Go to War With Iraq?
In the time leading to the war with Iraq, there were two schools of thought. Here are the pros and cons.

Presidents Elected Without Winning the Popular Vote
Which presidents were elected without receiving a plurality of the popular vote? In other words, which presidents won without winning the popular vote? Find out the answer with this FAQ about the American presidents.

Top Ten Tips for Passing the AP US History Exam
The AP US History exam is one of the most popular Advanced Placement exams administered by the College Board. Here are my top ten tips for passing the AP US History exam.

Alexander Hamilton and the National Economy
Learn about the huge impact that Alexander Hamilton had on the National Economy through the policies he implemented.

The Case for Lee Harvey Oswald as the Lone Assassin
Was Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone when he killed President Kennedy? This article looks at the evidence that supports this position.

Robert Kennedy's Handling of JFK's Assassination
Learn about Robert Kennedy's suspicions and actions upon learning about John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

LBJ and Kennedy's Assassination
Some conspiracy theorists believe that President Lyndon B. Johnson was involved in President Kennedy's assassination. Read why with this article.

Top 10 Things to Know About James Garfield
Learn all about president James Garfield with these ten key facts.

The Portland Head Light and the Battle of Portland Harbor
Learn about the Battle of Portland Harbor and the Portland Head Light that leads sailing ships to safety.

Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar During WWII
Learn more about the Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar during World War II. View many pictures taken by Ansel Adams detailing this terrible tragedy.

American History Timeline - 1601 - 1625
Use these American History Timelines to find the key events that happened in America's past. This timeline focuses on the years 1601-1625.

The Boston Massacre - Was Captain Prescott to Blame?
Was Captain Prescott to blame for the Boston Massacre? Part 2 of this article investigates the root causes of the massacre. Page 2.

The Uncertain Events That Led to the Boston Massacre
Who is to blame for the Boston Massacre? Was it truly an act of tyranny or just an unfortunate event of history? Read the conflicting testimonies here.

Civil War - History of the Civil War
The civil war was the most devastating war in america's history, it split us apart, yet in the end, made us a nation.

Civil War Battles
From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, Antietam to Wilderness--these are the battles of the American Civil War so etched in our minds almost 140 years later.

John F Kennedy - Thirty-Fifth President of the United States
Learn all about John F. Kennedy, the Thirty-Fifth president of the United States.

2013 Readers' Choice Awards
Learn all about the Readers' Choice nominations and awards for American History. Join us to see the best of American History

John. F. Kennedy Assassination
Find out the details about JFK's assassination including the key players, events, and theories about who was behind the tragic event.

African-American Events
The Million Man March, Slavery, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the 1963 March on Washington are among some of the major events of African-American History.

African-American People
The very rich history of the infinite contributions and contributors made to this country from African-Americans, from your about.com Guide to American History.

Biographies G through L
The people who shaped the history of this country.

Biographies M through R
Read the biographies of important people from American History with last names starting with M through R.

George H W Bush - Forty-First President of the United States
Learn all about George H. W. Bush, the Forty-First president of the United States.

George W Bush - Forty-Third President of the United States
Learn all about George W. Bush, the Forty-Third president of the United States.

Geronimo - Apache Leader
Geronimo was a fierce leader of the Apache tribe. Learn more about this figure who was eventually captured and imprisoned by the United States.

California Gold Rush - Gold Rush of 1849
Read all about the accidental discovery of gold by James Marshall on John Sutter's land that led to the California Gold Rush of 1849.

Gunslingers of the Old West - Gunfighters of the American West
A new breed of individual arose in the aftermath of the Civil War - the Gunslinger. Read about the life and times of gunfighters such as William Bonney, Pat Garrett and many others.

Abraham Lincolns Assassination - Conspiracies to Assassinate Lincoln
Extensive resources and information about the numerous conspiracies that surrounded the terrible tragedy that befell the nation on April 14, 1865. Was John Wilkes Booth acting alone, or did President Lincoln die because of a Grand Conspiracy?

Native Americans of the Old West
Learn more about the Native Americans of the Old West.

Texas State History - Lone Star State
Read about the important people, places and events that shaped the history of the Lone Star state.

Ulysses S Grant - Civil War General - US President
Learn more about this famous cigar-chewing General and US President who helped turn the tide of the US Civil War.

William C Quantrill - Leader of Quantrills Raiders - Lawrence Massacre
William C. Quantrill, the leader of Quantrill's Raiders during the American Civil War, was responsible for many atrocities including the Lawrence Massacre. Learn how this schoolteacher eventually became vilified by the North and a hero to the South.

African American Women
Learn more about the African-American women important to the history of America.

The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is arguably one of the most influential in the history of the United States. Learn more about the history and facts associated with this document.

Hindenburg Disaster - Hindenburg Explosion Over Lakehurst
Sabotage? Mechanical Failure? Lightning? What caused the Hindenburg tragedy? Read about these theories and others that arose to explain this terrible event. Also, discover the most likely explanation of what actually caused the disaster.

Mount Rushmore - Facts About Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore, a monument to four great presidents located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is a wonderful symbol of the United States. Learn more about its facts and history with these articles and frequently asked questions.

Quizzes and Questions in American History
Here are fun quizzes and daily questions in American History.

Watergate
Learn more about Watergate and Richard M. Nixon's resignation with these frequently asked questions and more.

Womens Suffrage Movement - Womens Struggle to Get the Right to Vote
The Women's Suffrage Movement highlights a time in America when women were speaking up and demanding to be represented. They compared their cause to that of the Founding Fathers who were fighting against 'Taxation Without Representation'. Only through voting could they get their collective voice heard. Read about the lives of leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.

Grover Cleveland Biography - 22nd and 24th US President
Learn more about the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland. This biography describes his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.

William Henry Harrison Biography - Ninth U.S President
Learn more about the 9th president of the United States, William Henry Harrison, from his childhood through his time as president and death in office.

President Andrew Jackson - Biography
The life and career of the seventh president of the United States, covering his childhood, his career as soldier, lawyer, legislator, his presidency.

Bull Moose (Progressive) Party, 1912-1916
Theodore Roosevelt created the Bull Moose (Progressive) Party when he was denied the Republican Party's nomination for president in 1912.

Schenck v. United States
Schenck v. the United States was a Supreme Court case decision involving free speech during World War I. Learn more about this case with this profile.

Martin Van Buren - Eighth US President - Fast Facts
Biographical fast facts about Martin Van Buren, the Eighth President of the United States.

The Top 5 Causes That Led to World War I
What were the main causes of World War I? Learn about how mutual defense alliances, imperialism, militarism, and nationalism all played a part.

Wild Bill Hickok - Gunfighter of the Wild West
Learn all about James Butler

Muckrakers and Their Major Investigations
Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase muckrakers to describe journalists who exposed corruption and injustices in order to change society. Learn more..

Effect of Railroads on tbe United States
Railroads had a huge impact on the development of America. This article takes a look at the effects of railroads on America.

Why the Magna Carta Is Considered Important to the US
Why is the Magna Carta so important to the founding of the United States of America? Learn about the history and significance of this key document.

Top Essentials to Know About the Vietnam War
Learn about the Vietnam War that occurred from 1955-1975 with this list of nine essential facts.

Question - Youngest President of the United States
Who was the youngest president of the United States? Find out the answer to this question and more with this presidential FAQ.

Top 10 Things to Know About Abraham Lincoln
Learn all about President Abraham Lincoln with these ten key facts from his life and time as president of the United States.

Who Takes Over if the President Dies?
What is the order of presidential succession? When was it created? Find out with this quick overview.

President Andrew Jackson - Fast Facts
Brief biographical information about Andrew Jackson, the Seventh President of the United States, who served from 1829-1837.

Mayflower Compact of 1620 - Early American History
The Mayflower Compact was the primitive Constitution agreed to aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Learn more about this important document.

What Is the Smoot-Hawley Tariff?
What is the Smoot-Hawley Tariff? What effect did it have on the Great Depression? Find out the answer to these and more questions.

The Purpose of Dissenting Opinions
What is a dissenting opinion for the US Supreme Court? What is its significance? Why would a justice write a dissenting opinion?

What Is the Necessary and Proper / Elastic Clause?
What is the necessary and proper clause? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.

Lucky Luciano - Bootlegger and Mobster
Learn about Lucky Luciano, mobster and bootlegger who established the Commission and became the Boss of Bosses.

Prohibition Era
Read about the fascinating Prohibition era, a time when America decided to (legally) give up drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, the experiment ended in failure with growing crime rates and lawlessness.

The Rise of Al Capone and Lucky Luciano
Learn all about the rise of both Al Capone and Lucky Luciano as crime bosses through the prohibition era.

San Quentin - California's Oldest Prison
Learn about California's oldest prison, San Quentin. Located close to San Francisco, this prison houses most of the state's condemned prisoners.

Facts About the New Jersey Colony
Learn more about the colony of New Jersey including its significance and important people.

John Jay, First Supreme Court Justice
Learn about America's first Chief Justice John Jay. He was also one of the authors of the Federalist Papers and the second Governor of New York.

Garret Hobart - McKinley's Influential Vice President
Learn about Garret Hobart, President William McKinley's influential Vice President. He died while serving in office but had a huge impact.

Maryland Colony History and Timeline
Learn more about the Maryland colony which was founded in 1634 by Lord Baltimore as a haven for Roman Catholics escaping anti-Catholic persecution.

Georgia Colony - History and Information
Learn more about the Georgia colony.

Delaware Colony - History and Information
Learn more about the Delaware colony which was founded in 1638 as New Sweden, and was later part of New Netherland before being claimed by the British

Going to California: 49ers and the Gold Rush
Learn about the history of the California Gold Rush and what actually happened to John Sutter, the discoverer of Gold at Sutter's Mill.

George Clinton - Fourth U. S. Vice President
Learn about George Clinton who served as Vice President under both presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Profile of Justice Antonin Scalia
Learn about the life and significance of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who served on the court from 1986 until his death in 2016.

The Requirements to Become a Supreme Court Justice
What are the requirements to become a Supreme Court justice? Read this faq to find out the answer.

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An index of categories in the

Prohibition Era Timeline
While the 18th amendment took away the right of individual Americans to drink alcohol, its success was short lived.

Lyndon B. Johnson - 36th President of the United States
Learn more about the 36th president of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. This biography describes his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.

Presiden Abraham Lincoln - Biography
The life, career, accomplishments and assassination of the 16th president of the United States, who served during the Civil War.

Question - Number of Presidents Who Died in Office
How many presidents died while serving as chief executive of the United States? Find out with this FAQ about the American Presidents.

Which Presidents Were Democrats? - The Complete List
Which presidents were Democrats? Find out which american presidents were Democrats.

7 Key Facts About New Amsterdam
New York City was originally New Amsterdam. These seven interesting facts can help you learn more about this colonial Dutch port city.

Scandals and Crime - Traitors and Disasters and Terrorism
Explore the darker side of American History by learning about the scandals, traitors, crimes, disasters, and terrorist activities that have affected and sometimes even damaged the United States.

Crime and Punishment in America
Crimebusters, crimestarters, the punished and the punishers. Dealing with the administration of the law (as opposed to the judiciary), as well as those who broke the law.

John Dillinger - Public Enemy No. 1
Learn about the crimes that caused John Dillinger to be named Public Enemy Number 1 by J. Edgar Hoover in 1934.

William Rehnquist - Supreme Court Chief Justice
Learn about William Rehnquist and his hugely influential time as the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Learn about influential Supreme Court Chief Justice, Earl Warren. He served on the bench from 1953 to 1969.

President Millard Fillmore - Fast Facts
This article gives brief biographical information about Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth president of the United States who served from 1850 to 1853.

Sixth President John Quincy Adams - Fast Facts
This article provides biographical fast facts about John Quincy Adams, the Sixth President of the United States who served from 1825 to 1829.

Benjamin Harrison - The 23rd President of the United States
This article provides biographical fast facts about Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president of the United States who served from 1889 - 1893.

Lyndon B Johnson Fast Facts
This article provides biographical fast facts about Lyndon B Johnson, the thirty-sixth president of the United States who served from 1963 to 1969.

Grover Cleveland Fast Facts as the 22nd President
This article provides biographical fast facts about the first term that Grover Cleveland served as the twenty-second president of the United States.

President James Monroe
This article provides a brief biographical information about James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States who served from 1817 to 1825.

President John Adams Fast Facts
This article provides biographical information about about the second President of the United States, who served from 1797 to 1801.

Dwight Eisenhower Fast Facts
This article provides biographical fast facts about Dwight Eisenhower, the thirty-fourth president of the United States.

President James Madison Fast Facts
Brief biographical information about James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and the father of the U.S. Constitution.

Imperialism and the Progressive Era
The Age of Imperialism, when the United States flexed it's new-found power. This was accompanied by Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Era.

Investigating the Second Amendment
Take an in depth look at the Second Amendment including the reasons for its inclusion in the Bill of Rights and the current debates about gun control.

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Learn all about Upton Sinclair's influential book titled, The Jungle, that highlighted the issues with the meatpacking plants in Chicago.

All About Thomas Dewey
Learn about Thomas Dewey, the man who put Lucky Luciano in jail. He would serve as governor of New York but fail to win the presidency.

Eighteenth President Ulysses S Grant Fast Facts
Learn all about Ulysses S Grant, the eighteenth president of the United States, with these biographical fast facts.

President Harry Truman Fast Facts
This article provides a fast fact overview of President Harry S Truman's time in office as the thirty-third president of the United States.

Why Did the Articles of Confederation Fail?
The Articles of Confederation was the first governmental structure unifying the 13 states after the American Revolution. Learn about why they failed.

George W. Bush Biography
Learn more about the 43rd president of the United States, George Bush. This biography describes his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.

Connecticut Colony - Significant Events
Learn more about the Connecticut colony which was founded in 1635/1636, one of America's thirteen colonies.

Geronimo at Fort Pickens
Learn all about Geronimo's incarceration at Fort Pickens in Pensacola, Florida and how he became an unwilling tourist attraction.

Allan Pinkerton and his Detective Agency
Learn about Allan Pinkerton and the origins of the Pinkerton Detective Agency with this brief history from its earliest beginnings.

The Underground Railroad: History and Impact
The Underground Railroad was an ever-evolving path to freedom in Canada. Learn more about this amazing effort.

The Sundance Kid - Harry Longabaugh
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How Was George Washington Elected as the 1st President?
This faq asks about how George Washington was elected to be the first president of the United States.

A Cradle On Wheels - Stagecoach Travel in the Wild West
Was Mark Twain's description of stagecoaches an apt one? Read the ins and outs of stagecoach travel and answer this question for yourself.

Court Case of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Plessy v Ferguson was a Supreme Court decision that upheld the separate but equal doctrine. Learn more about this key court case with this profile.

Court Case of Brown v. Board of Education
Brown v Board of Education was a Supreme Court decision that overturned the separate but equal doctrine which had been given legal standing with Plessy v Ferguson. Learn more about this key court case with this profile.

Roger Williams Biography - American History
Learn more about Roger Williams, who founded the state of Rhode Island on the premise of separation of church and state.

Forty-First President George H W Bush
Biographical fast facts about George H W Bush, the forty-first president of the United States.

States and Their Dates of Admission to the Union
This chart lists the dates on which each state was admitted into the United States.

James Garfield - Twentieth President of the U.S.
Biographical fast facts about James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States.

14th Amendment Summary - What is the fourteenth amendment
Learn more about the effects of the fourteenth amendment through this 14th amendment summary. It answers the question: what is the fourteenth amendment.

The Social Contract - Definition and Origins
The idea of the social contract is one of the foundations of the American political system - that the state only exists to serve the will of the people.

History of Memorial Day
This article takes a look at the history behind and reasons for America's celebration of Memorial Day on the last Monday of May each year.

President Thomas Jefferson - Fast Facts
Brief biographical information about Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States.

D. B. Cooper - Hijacker and Thief
Learn about the infamous D. B. Cooper who successfully hijacked a plane, stealing $200,000 before parachuting away.

All About Speakeasies and Prohibition
Read this article to learn all about speakeasies, illegal saloons that arose during the Prohibition era.

Al Capone - Chicago Crime Boss and Bootlegger
Learn all about the rise and fall of Al Capone, including his rise as the crime boss of Chicago and bootlegger before his eventual arrest and imprisonment.

Womens Suffrage and the Seneca Falls Convention
Learn about the Seneca Falls Convention which many historians cite as the beginning of the women's movement in America.

Battle of Fort Sumter, April 12-14, 1861
Fast facts about the opening engagement of the American Civil War - the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

President John F. Kennedy - Biography
The life of the 35th president of the United States, from his early childhood through to his time as president in a period some called Camelot.

John Wilkes Booth and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Learn all about conspirator and presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth and his conspiracy to kill President Abraham Lincoln.

Benedict Arnold - Revolutionary War Traitor
Learn about what led to Benedict Arnold to become a traitor against the colonists during the American Revolutionary War.

Civil War Battle of New Orleans
Want the fast facts about the Battle of New Orleans? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance in the US Civil War.

Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
Learn about the specifics of the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions that were written by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

The Boston Massacre - John Adams and Captain Preston
This FAQ takes a look at the reasons why John Adams chose to defend British Captain Preston after the Boston Massacre despite his personal sentiments.

Popular Sovereignty - Definition
This states that the source of governmental power lies with the people. It is one of the six foundational principles upon which the US Constitution is built.

Strict Constructionists and the US Constitution
Find out what the early founding fathers felt about strict versus loose constructionist views interms of interpreting the Constitution.

The Early Use of Slavery in America
This article examines the use of slavery in colonial America. It examines the move from indentured servants to slaves in the 1670s and beyond.

First Battle of Bull Run - American Civil War
Want the facts about the First Battle of Bull Run also called the Firsts Battle of Manassas? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance

Civil War Battle of Appomattox Court House
Want the fast facts about the Battle of Appomattox Court House? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

Watergate Hotel Break In
What are the basic facts of the Watergate Hotel break in? This article takes a look at the basic facts along with the cover-up of the scandal.

Federalism and the United States Constitution
Learn about the concept of federalism and how the United States of America was founded upon this idea.

Rights and Liberties in the Constitution
What rights and liberties are guaranteed within the body of the Constitution itself? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.

Top Six Items You Might Not Know Were in the Constitution
Here are six fascinating items that are included in the constitution which many people do not remember or know about.

Zachary Taylor - US President Facts
Biographical fast facts about Zachary Taylor, the Twelfth President of the United States.

Fast Facts About Thanksgiving - History and Traditions
Learn about the celebration of Thanksgiving with this list of facts including why some claim that the Plymouth celebration was actually not first.

Fast Facts About Grover Cleveland, 24th US President
Biographical fast facts about Grover Cleveland, the twenty-fourth president of the United States.

All About the Electoral College
Learn all about the electoral college, its purpose, and its role in electing US presidents.

Pontiac's Rebellion
Learn all about Pontiac's Rebellion that occurred after the French and Indian War.

Westward Expansion - Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion
Westward Expansion, what America saw as it's Manifest Destiny others saw as expansionism. Americans of the past believed in the idea of 'Manifest Destiny'. This drive to span the continent created an impressive country but brought with it many problems.

The End of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Learn about the end of the Lewis and Clark Expedition including their arrival back in St. Charles, Missouri in 1806.

Father of the Constitution - James Madison
Who is the known as the Father of the US Constitution? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the United States Constitution.

US Civil War Battle of Nashville
Want the facts about the Battle of Nashville during the American Civil War? Learn about this battle, the Union victory, and its overall significance.

George Washington, First President of the United States
Learn about America's first president, George Washington and discover all the resources this site has to offer to further your study of his life.

Republican National Conventions - List of Republican National Conventions
Here are the dates and locations of the Republican National Conventions that have occurred since 1856 along with an overview of the its early history.

Nathaniel Bacon and Bacons Rebellion
Learn about Nathaniel Bacon and Bacon's Rebellion that occurred in the Virginia Colony along with its impact on the Jamestown colony.

Lewis and Clark Cross the Continental Divide
This article looks at the Lewis and Clark expedition when they crossed the Continental Divide in 1805 when they were exploring the Louisiana Purchase.

Lewis and Clark Head to the Rocky Mountains
Follow the trail of Lewis and Clark as they approached and began their travels through the treacherous Rocky Mountains during the winter.

Triangle Trade (Rum and Slave Trade) - Definition
A specific trading pattern that existed in Colonial New England, which shipped rum to Africa for slaves that were then sold for molasses in the West Indies.

Battle of Baton Rouge During the American Civil War
Want the fast facts about the Battle of Baton Rouge? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

Battle of Atlanta During the American Civil War
Want the fast facts about the Battle of Atlanta? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

King George's War and the War of Jenkin's Ear
Learn the causes, events, and results of King George's War and the War of Jenkin's Ear in American Colonial History.

World Series Presidential Predictor - Predicting the Election with Baseball
Can the winner of the World Series predict who will become President of the United States? Until 1976, it appeared that it could. Read this article to find out more.

Gideon v. Wainwright
Learn about the Gideon v. Wainwright Supreme Court decision that stated that anyone in a criminal court had the right to an attorney.

Lewis and Clark's First Winter
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the expedition to explore and map the Louisiana territory. Learn about what happened during their first winter.

Profile of Sacagawea
Learn all about Sacagawea, interpreter and guide to Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their famous expedition in 1804.

Key Supreme Court Cases and the Fourteenth Amendment
Learn about the key Supreme Court cases in which the fourteenth amendment was used to extend aspects of the Bill of Rights to the states.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Begins
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on the Lewis and Clark Expedition with detailed instructions from President Thomas Jefferson.

Profiles of Lewis and Clark
Learn the background of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, leader of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase.

Thanksgiving Holiday – Creating a National Thanksgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving Day was not immediately a national holiday. Further, the date of Thanksgiving was often different from state-to-state. Learn about the history and political considerations surrounding Thanksgiving Day. Page 2.

Thanksgiving's Many Myths and Realities
Learn all about the American myths and realities of the celebration of Thanksgiving.

Background of the Missouri Compromise
The Missouri Compromise was a key factor in averting war in the early part of the 19th century. Learn more about this key act and its importance.

Important Facts on Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
The first of three pages about Lincoln's death offers what's undisputed, as in introduction to unravelling the many mysteries and conspiracy theories.

Abraham Lincoln Assassination Conspiracies
What conspiracies surround Abraham Lincoln's assassination? Were they just simple plot or grand assassination schemes? Page 2.

Abraham Lincoln - Lesser Conspiracies and Conclusions on the Assassination
What were some of the lesser conspiracies associated with Abraham Lincoln's assassination? What conclusions can be made? Page 3.

The Role of Secession in the American Civil War
Here is an overview of the American Civil War. Learn about secession, the war, its aftermath, its major battles, and much more.

American Civil War: Start, Major Battles, and Aftermath
Here is an overview of the American Civil War. Learn about secession, the war, and its aftermath. Page 2.

Overview of Colonial America by Region
Want to find out about Colonial America? Here is an overview of the thirteen colonies and the important differences between the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies.

Overview of Colonial America - The Thirteen Colonies
This article provides an overview look at the thirteen colonies. Page 2.

What Were the Federalist Papers - US Constitution
What were the Federalist Papers and how do they relate to the Constitution? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.

Battle of Fort Donelson During the US Civil War
Want the fast facts about the Battle of Fort Donelson? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

All About The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Want the fast facts about the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House during the Civil War? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

Civil War Battles That Begin With the Letters O-R
Civil War Battles That Begin With the Letters O-R

The Battle of Richmond During the US Civil War
Want the fast facts about the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky during the American Civil War? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

The Battle of Jackson During the US Civil War
Want the fast facts about the Battle of Jackson during the American Civil War? Learn about this key battle, its outcome, and its significance.

The First Battle of Petersburg During the US Civil War
Want the fast facts about the First Battle of Petersburg during the American Civil War? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

The Battle of Fort Henry During the US Civil War
Want the fast facts about the Battle of Fort Henry during the American Civil War? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

Battle of Stones River - American Civil War Battle
Want the fast facts about the Battle of Stones River that occurred during the Civil War? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

Civil War Battles That Begin With the Letters L-N
Civil War Battles That Begin With the Letters L-N

The Intolerable Acts or Corecive Acts
This article takes a look at the four Intolerable Acts that helped lead the American colonists to eventually band together against the British.

American History Timeline 1871-1875
Learn about what happened in America between the years 1871 and 1875. Ulysses Grant was president when a number of scandals hit during his presidency.

American History Timeline - 1866-1870
Learn about what happened in America between 1866 and 1870. This was the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War.

American History Timeline 1861-1865
Learn about the events that occurred in America between the years 1861 and 1865. This is the period of the American Civil War.

American History Timeline 1851-1860
Learn about what happened in America between 1851-1860. This uncertain period ended in Abraham Lincoln's election and South Carolina's secession.

American History Timeline 1841-1850
Learn about what happened in America between the years 1841 and 1850. This is a time of growing sectionalism that culminated in the Compromise of 1850

Timeline of the Life of Apache Leader Cochise
Learn about the life and times of the Native American leader Cochise with this timeline. Cochise led the Apache until their surrender in 1871.

What was the name of George Washington's Home
George Washington, America's first president, had a beautiful home called Mount Vernon located in Virginia. Learn about his home with this overview.

Quotes from John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the US
Check out these quotes from John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States. Known as an amazing diplomat, Adams served one term as president.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the End of the Mexican-American War
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the treaty that officially ended the Mexican-American War granting the US many of today's western states.

Early Colonial History - Top 10 Books
The books that have been collected here detail the history of these and other early English colonists in America. Learn more about early colonial history.

American History Timeline 1821 - 1830
Learn about what happened in America between the years 1821 and 1830 including the Missouri Compromise, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Corrupt Bargain.

American History Timeline 1811 - 1820
Learn about what happened in America between the years 1811 and 1820 including the War of 1812, the First Seminole War, and the Convention of 1818.

10 Things to Know About James Buchanan
Here are ten key facts to know about James Buchanan, the fifteenth president of the United States.

Top 10 Things to Know About James K. Polk
Here are ten key facts to know about James K. Polk, the eleventh president of the United States.

Top 10 Things to Know About Zachary Taylor
Here are ten key facts to know about the twelfth president, Zachary Taylor.

Top 10 Things to Know About Franklin Pierce
Here are ten key facts to know about the fourteenth president, Franklin Pierce.

Top 10 Things to Know About James Monroe
Learn ten important things that you should know about the life and times of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.

10 Things to Know About William Henry Harrison
Learn ten important things that you should know about William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States.

Queen Anne's War
Read the details of Queen Anne's War, one of the precursors of the French and Indian War that would have a huge impact on Colonial America.

Quotes from Franklin D. Roosevelt
Check out these quotes from Franklin D. Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of the United States.

American History Timeline 1831 - 1840
Learn about what happened in America between the years 1831 and 1840 including the attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson, the siege of the Alamo, and the creation of the Underground Railroad.

American History Timeline - 1801 - 1810
Learn about what happened in America between the years 1801 and 1810 including the death of Alexander Hamilton and the Louisiana Purchase.

Top 10 Things to Know About Franklin D. Roosevelt
Learn more about Franklin Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of United States with these ten key points about his life and times.

10 Key Facts About Calvin Coolidge
Learn all about Calvin Coolidge, America's 30th president, with these ten key facts.

Top 10 Things to Know About William McKinley
Learn all about the life and times of William McKinley, America's 25th president with these ten key facts.

John F. Kennedy's Assassination
Here are the facts surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963.

Holland and Bowers
Find out what Holland and Bowers knew about the Kennedy Assassination.

John Cabot
Learn about John Cabot, explorer for England who landed in Newfoundland.

Quotes from Martin Van Buren
Check out these quotes from Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States.

Quotes from Theodore Roosevelt
Check out these quotes from Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States.

George Washington Quotes
Check out these quotes by George Washington, the first president of the United States.

Quotes from Harry S Truman
Check out these quotes from Harry S Truman, the thirty-third president of the United States.

Quotes from Rutherford B. Hayes
Check out these quotes from Rutherford B. Hayes, the nineteenth president of the United States.

Quotes from William McKinley
Check out these quotes from William McKinley, the twenty-fifth president of the United States.

Thomas Jefferson - Quotations
The erudite Thomas Jefferson was known for his eloquent words. Read these selected quotes to see why.

Quotes from Lyndon B. Johnson
Check out these quotes from Lyndon B. Johnson, the thirty-sixth president of the United States.

Quotes from William J. Clinton
Check out these quotes from William J. Clinton, the forty second president of the United States.

Quotes from John Tyler
Check out these quotes from John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States.

Before Benedict Arnold Became a Traitor
Learn all about Benedict Arnold and his activities during the American Revolution before he became a traitor.

Battle of Quebec During the American Revolution
Learn all about the details of the Battle of Quebec in 1775 during the American Revolution.

Fort Ticonderoga
Learn about the fascinating history of Fort Ticonderoga both before and during the American Revolutionary War.

Edwin Stanton and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Learn about the theor that Edwin Stanton was behind the assassination of President Kennedy in 1865.

Accusing the 'Witches' in the Salem Witch Trial
What caused the furor that became the Salem Witch Trials? This article looks at possible reasons why the girls accused their neighbors of witchcraft and why the authorities took them seriously.

The Salem Witchcraft Trials - Overview
Learn about the events that happened to cause the Salem Witch Trials that occurred between 1692 and 1693 in Massachusetts.

Witchcraft and the Supernatural at the Time of the Salem Witch Trial
Learn about what the major religious thinkers of the time thought about witchcraft and the supernatural during the Salem Witch Trials.

Life in Salem at the Time of the Salem Witch Trials
Learn about the religious situation in Salem, Massachusetts at the time of the famous Salem Witch Trials.

The Basics of the Korean War - American Military History
Here are six important essentials to know about the Korean War.

Who Was Commodore Mathew Perry
Learn about Commodore Mathew Perry including his actions in the Mexican-American War and the opening of Japan.

The Events of the Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was a key event in the buildup towards the American Revolution. Learn what happened on that evening in 1773.

What Led to the Boston Tea Party?
Learn about the events and actions that led to the famed Boston Tea Party before the start of the Revolutionary War.

The Battle of Saratoga
Learn about the decisive Battle of Saratoga that was the turning point of the American Revolution.

What is Mercantilism
Learn about mercantilism in terms of the British colonial system along with Adam Smith's fight against this idea in the Wealth of Nations.

What Is Judicial Review?
Judicial Review was the precedent set that gave the Judicial Branch of the government the ability to declare laws unconstitutional.

John Hinckley, Jr. and the Reagan Assassination Attempt
Learn about John Hinckley, Jr. and his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

Richard Nixon‘s Role in the Watergate Cover-Up
President Nixon denied any knowledge of the break-in or cover-up, but ended up resigning when his role in the cover-up was revealed.

Famous Quotes from Woodrow Wilson
Check out these quotes from Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth president of the United States.

W. Mark Felt Revealed as Deep Throat
Learn the history and identity of Deep Throat-a.k.a Mark Felt--the source in the Watergate Scandal that lead to the resignation of Richard Nixon.

Declaration of Independence Quiz
Test your knowledge of the Declaration of Independence with this quiz.

Industrial Revolution Quiz
Test your knowledge of the Industrial Revolution with this quiz.

Territories of the United States
Here is a chart presenting the territories of the United States, their capitals, and the years they were acquired.

Who Wants to be a Civil War Guru?
Are you an American History guru? Take this quiz to find out. Make sure to check back for future quizzes!

Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Learn about the most influential pamphlet of the Revolutionary War, Common Sense by Thomas Paine.

Jacques Cartier
Learn all about Jacques Cartier, French Explorer of the New World.

10 Things to Know About Warren G. Harding
Learn ten important things that you should know about Warren G. Harding who was elected the twenty-ninth president of the United States.

Civil War Battles by State
Find summaries and information in this list of US Civil War battles organized by the state in which they occurred.

Timeline of North American Exploration
Here is a timeline that shows the exploration of North America by Europeans between 1492 and 1600.

American History Timelines - 1676-1700
Use these American History Timelines to find the key events that happened in America's past. This timeline focuses on the years 1676-1700.

American History Timeline - 1626 - 1650
Use these American History Timelines to find the key events that happened in America's past. This timeline focuses on the years 1626-1650.

Top 6 Important Speeches from Abraham Lincoln
Read the immortal words of six of President Abraham Lincoln's most important speeches.

Juan Ponce de Leon
Learn all about Juan Ponce de Léon, legendary Spanish explorer and conquistador who is usually associated with the search for the fountain of youth.

John Dickinson
Learn about John Dickinson, American colonial politician and leader during the time leading up to the American Revolution.

American Culture
America and the United States is defined by its individual and shared culture. Learn more about the arts, entertainment, sports, leisure activities, and literature that have helped define America.

Transcendentalism in American History
Learn about the American Transcendental movement and its importance on progressive movements.

Daniel Boone
Learn all about Daniel Boone, legendary hunter, explorer, and settler of Kentucky.

Famous Americans Killed in World War II
Find out which famous american actors and sports figures who were killed during World War II.

Great Depression Basics and Roosevelt's New Deal
What was the Great Depression? What does it mean when people use this term? Here are the basics of this important time in America's past.

James Oglethorpe - Founder of Georgia
Learn all about James Oglethorpe, the philanthropist founder of the Georgia Colony.

George Armstrong Custer During the Civil War
This article looks at George Armstrong Custer and the role he played during the American Civil War.

Top 10 Things to Know About Ulysses S. Grant
These ten key facts will help you learn about Ulysses S. Grant, the eighteenth president of the United States.

President William McKinley - Biography
Learn About William McKinley from his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his assassination.

Martin Van Buren Biography and Presidency
Learn about the 8th president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, with this biography that looks at his childhood, career, and time as president.

Top Ten Things to Know About Theodore Roosevelt
Here are ten key facts to know about Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States.

Labor History
The history of the U.S. labor movement is the history of this country. But along with the achievements the struggle has produced, have come the violence and confrontations that exist when profit is made on the backs of the American worker.

Knights of Labor
Learn about the rise and fall of the first key labor union in America, the Knights of Labor.

Ten Constitutional Amendments That Expanded Democracy
Learn about the ten key Constitutional Amendments that extended democracy in Ameica.

National and State Powers in the US Constitution
Learn about the federal and state powers as granted in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Townshend Acts
Learn about the Townshend Acts that were so hated by the American colonists.

Foundations of Religious Freedoms in Colonial America
This article examines the development of religious freedoms in the American Colonial era.

Top Eight Colonial American Industries
Learn about the eight key industries that thrived during the American Colonial era.

Andrew Jackson Quotes - American History
Check out these quotes from Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.

Quotes from John F. Kennedy
Check out these quotes from John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States.

Quotes from James Buchanan
Check out these quotes from James Buchanan, the fifteenth president of the United States.

Quotes from Gerald Ford
Check out these quotes from Gerald Ford, the thirty-eighth president of the United States.

Quotes from James K. Polk
Check out these quotes from James K. Polk, the eleventh president of the United States.

Quotes from James Madison
Check out these quotes from James Madison, the fourth president of the United States.

Quotes from James Monroe
Check out these quotes from James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.

Quotes from Warren G. Harding
Check out these quotes from Warren G. Harding, the twenty-ninth president of the United States.

Quotes from William Henry Harrison
Check out these quotes from William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States.

Conspiracies Involving George H. W. Bush
Here are a number of conspiracy theories that have been floated about George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.

John Hancock
Learn all about John Hancock, the president of the Second Continental Congress who is remembered for his large signature on teh Declaration of Independence.

Nine Universities From Colonial America
Learn about the nine colonial colleges including the story behind their founding.

John Rolfe
This article examines the life of John Rolfe, the tobacco planter who married Pocahontas in 1613.

Lost Colony of Roanoke
What is the story behind the lost colony of Roanoke? Read this article and find out.

Native American History - Native Americans and the United States
Many people including the United States government have treated Native Americans poorly throughout American History. These resources help you explore the information available about the different groups of Native Americans from the past and the present.

Powhatan - All About Chief Powhatan
Learn all about Powhatan, Native American Chief, who was the father of Pocahontas and ruled 30 villages in eastern Virginia.

10 Key Facts About Herbert Hoover
Learn the key facts about President Herbert Hoover, the thirty-first president of the United States.

Jimmy Carter - 39th President of the United States
Learn more about the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter. This biography describes his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.

Quotes from Millard Fillmore
Check out these quotes from Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth president of the United States.

Quotes from Calvin Coolidge
Check out these quotes from Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president of the United States.

Quotations from President Abraham Lincoln
Check out these quotes from Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States.

Quotes from Zachary Taylor
Check out these quotes from Zachary Taylor, the twelfth president of the United States.

Quotes From President John Adams
Check out these quotes from John Adams, the second president of the United States.

Public Opinion and the Kennedy Assassination
Take a look at this to see what the public over the years have thought about whether Lee Harvey Oswald truly acted alone or whether there was a conspiracy to kill the president.

Lee Harvey Oswald's Motive to Kill President Kennedy
What were Lee Harvey Oswald's motives for killing President John F. Kennedy? This article takes a look at possible reasons why he committed this terrible act.

Civil War Battles That Begin With the Letters S-Z
Civil War Battles That Begin With the Letters S-Z

Ulysses S Grant and the Battle of Shiloh
Learn about the key Battle of Shiloh that took place early in the American Civil War.

The Gettysburg Address
Learn about the Gettysburg Address including the different manuscripts that exist.

The Whiskey Rebellion
Learn all about the Whiskey Rebellion in early days of the United States and its significance.

Quotes from Benjamin Harrison
Check out these quotes from Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president of the United States.

Quotes from Grover Cleveland
Check out these quotes from Grover Cleveland, the twenty-second and twenty-fourth president of the United States.

Quotes from Andrew Johnson
Check out these quotes from Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth president of the United States.

Battle of Williamsburg
Learn all about the Battle of Williamsburg during the American Civil War.

William Howe
Learn all about William Howe, the Commander in Chief of the British Army during the Revolutionary War.

Battle of Seven Pines
Learn all about the Battle of Seven Pines during the American Civil War.

Battle of Bunker Hill
Find out what happened at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution.

Charles Cornwallis and the American Revolution
This article takes a look at Charles Cornwallis and his role during the American Revolution.

All About the Battle of Antietam
Take a look at the events and the importance of the Battle of Antietam.

Battle of Corinth
Learn all about the Battle of Corinth that occurred during the American Civil War.

Thomas Hooker
Learn about Civil War General Joseph Hooker and the role he played during war.

Quotes from James Garfield
Check out these quotes from James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States.

Richard M. Nixon Biography and Presidency
Learn more about the 37th president of the United States, Richard Nixon. This biography describes his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.

David Morales and the Kennedy Assassination
Learn about CIA agent David Morales and the Kennedy Assassination.

The Aftermath of John F. Kennedy's Assassination
Learn all about the aftermath in America after John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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Great Compromise of the Constitution
What is the Great Compromise? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.

Question - Number of Presidents Who Were Assassinated
How many American presidents were assassinated? Find out with this FAQ about the American presidents.

How Many U.S. Supreme Court Justices Are There?
Currently,there are nine Supreme Court justices on the United States Supreme Court.The number of justices is set by Congress and has varied from five to 10.

Marbury v Madison, 1803 (Judicial Review)
This U.S. Supreme Court case established the precedent of Judicial Review - the ability of the Judiciary Branch to declare a law unconstitutional.

Definition of Habeas Corpus
The writ of habeas corpus is an important right given to American citizens. This writ means that normally individuals cannot be held without being brought before the court. Read more about this right and its definition here.

Separation of Powers - Definition
What is the separation of powers according to the US Constitution? What is the origin of this idea?

Whose Faces Are on Mount Rushmore
Whose faces are on Mount Rushmore? Read this FAQ to find out the answer.

Facts and Figures on the South Carolina Colony
Learn more about the South Carolina colony.

Martin Luther King Jr - Biography
Life of the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, who espoused non-violent protest against segregation, won the Nobel Peace Prize, and was assassinated in 1968.

Thomas Jefferson - Biography
The life and career of the writer of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, from his early childhood onward.

Invention of the Steam Engine, 1775
James Watt invented the first reliable steam engine in 1775. Learn more about his invention and the importance of the steam engine in the industrial revolution.

President Woodrow Wilson - 10 Things to Know
The twenty-eighth president of the United States was the first to receive a PhD.He presided over World War I and won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Numbers of Amendments to the Constitution
How many amendments have been added to the Constitution? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.

Text of the 14th Amendment
The 14th amendent was a key amendment in the history of civil rights.

Quotes about D-Day
Read these quotes about D-Day, the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944.

President Harry S. Truman - Biography
The 33rd president of the United States, Harry S Truman, from his early childhood through his presidency and his retirement; his historical significance.

Overview of Facts About the U.S. Constitution
Want a quick overview of the facts surrounding the U.S. Constitution? Check out these fast facts.

2005 Events Likely to Make It Into History Textbooks
Which events of 2005 might make it into the History textbooks 20 years from now? I've picked my top ten - see if you agree.

President James K. Polk - Biography
The 11th president of the United States from his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.

Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh
Overview of fight in Shiloh,Tennessee April 6-7,1862 (also called Pittsburg Landing), with key participants,outcome and significance in American history.

President Herbert Hoover - Biography
The 31st president of the United States, from his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.

Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States Biography
Learn more about the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson from his childhood through his time as president and his retirement.

Colonial Governments of the Thirteen Colonies
Learn about the nature of colonial governments in the thirteen colonies.

Colonial Governments of the Thirteen Colonies
Learn about the nature of colonial governments in the thirteen colonies.

American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg - July 1 1863
Read about Day one of the Battle of Gettysburg that occurred during the American Civil War on July 1, 1863.

Civil Rights Legislation, Supreme Court Cases & Activities
Here is an overview of major civil rights legislation, supreme court cases, and activities of the 1950s and 1960s.

Andrew Johnson Biography - Seventeenth US President
Learn more about the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson. This biography describes his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.

World Trade Center Attack - September 11, 2001
Read about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Ulysses Grant Biography - 18th U.S. President
Learn more about the 18th president of the United States, Ulysses Grant. This biography describes his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.

Bleeding Kansas
Bleeding Kansas was the name given to the violence that occurred in the Kansas territory between 1854-58 when anti- and pro-slavery forces fought for control of the territory. Learn more about this event in American History.

What Does the Constitution Say About Slavery?
What does the Constitution say about slavery? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.

10 Essential Facts to Know About Martin Van Buren
Learn ten important things that you should know about Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States.

Calvin Coolidge - Fast Facts
Biographical facts about Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president of the United States.

Alien and Sedition Acts - John Adams Presidency
Learn about the specifics of the Alien and Sedition Acts that were passed during John Adams presidency.

Chester Arthur 21st President Facts
Biographical fast facts about Chester Arthur, the twenty-first president of the United States.

How Long Do Supreme Court Justices Serve?
The US Constitution states that once confirmed by the Senate, a justice serves for life. However, they may retire if they wish. They can also be impeached.

What Are the Requirements to Become a US Senator?
The US Constitution lists three: at least 30 years of age, a US citizen for at least nine years, and a resident of the state the Senator represents.

How Many Years Can Someone Serve as U.S. President?
A president of the United States can only be elected to two full terms, and is limited to serving for a total of 10 years in office.

The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution
The 13th amendment is one of the Reconstruction amendments. Read the text of the 13th amendment and learn more.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary
Profile of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary whose death led to World War I.

Forty-Third President George W. Bush Fast Facts
Biographical fast facts about George W Bush, the forty-third president of the United States.

Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Read the text of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.