History Stories
CATEGORY: Confederate Leaders
150 Years Ago, a President Could Be Impeached for Firing a Cabinet Member
May 16, 2018

The Tenure of Office Act was designed to rein in Andrew Johnson—but it sparked a years-long debate on executive power. Read More

How a Black Spy Infiltrated the Confederate White House
April 23, 2018

How freed slave Mary Bowser and abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew teamed up to spy on Confederate President Jefferson Davis and got away with it. Read More

The 11 Most Controversial Stamps in U.S. History
April 16, 2018

Stamps have often invited debate—usually for reasons the post office never anticipated. Read More