Big Question
When Did U.S. Presidents Start Using Speechwriters?
Warren G. Harding was the first president with an official speechwriter, but even George Washington’s famous farewell address was prepared with the assistance of James Madison—five years before he delivered it.... READ ON
12 Facts About Shirley Chisholm, The First African-American to Run For President
Shirley Chisholm led a revolutionary campaign as the first African-American to run for president for a major party.... READ ON
The Top-Secret Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes
The March 5, 1877 inauguration of Hayes was merely for show. Though the public didn't know it, he was already their president.... READ ON
Big Question
Did William Henry Harrison Really Die of Pneumonia?
People are still torn over the belief that the ninth president died of pneumonia after not wearing a coat to his inauguration.... READ ON
The Presidents
35 Fascinating Facts About Presidential Inaugurations Past
From drunk VPs to poisoned pigeons, anything can happen on Inauguration Day—and often does.... READ ON
Watch 112-Year-Old Footage of Teddy Roosevelt's Presidential Inauguration
Times change, but the pomp and circumstance stays the same.... READ ON
9 Facts You Should Know About Maggie Hassan
Advocating for a son with cerebral palsy helped propel her into government work.... READ ON
A Brief History of Presidential Libraries
The modern presidential library is more than a roadside attraction.... READ ON
9 Things You Might Not Know About Catherine Cortez Masto
As a tourism official, her father green-lighted the Las Vegas slogan “What happens here stays here.”... READ ON
13 Trailblazing Facts About Kamala Harris
Being a pioneer is nothing new for Kamala Harris.... READ ON
A 1950s TV Show Featured a Character Named Trump Who Wanted to Build a Huge Wall
The man appeared in one episode of the series 'Trackdown.'... READ ON
16 Things You Might Not Know About Tammy Duckworth
She has an impressive history of overcoming adversity with grit and humor.... READ ON
Big Question
How Many Electoral Votes Did George Washington Have?
Our first president can also claim the only unanimous electoral college wins in history.... READ ON
The Christmas Eve Fire That Destroyed the West Wing
Herbert Hoover's first year in office had already gone worse than anyone could have expected—and then the West Wing burned down.... READ ON
When Political Signs Become Art: Monument to the Unelected
Though a collection of 59 political signs in one yard may look like it belongs to the neighbor from hell, this is actually art.... READ ON
5 Fabulous Facts About Jackie Kennedy
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was one of our country's most stylish and elegant icons for decades, but she was no empty, aloof beauty.... READ ON

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