History Stories
CATEGORY: Reconstruction
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 the ‘Party of Lincoln’ Won Over the Once Democratic South
August 18, 2017

Democrats used to be defenders of Southern life. Read More

How the Nazis Were Inspired by Jim Crow
August 16, 2017

To craft legal discrimination, the Third Reich studied the United States. Read More

How the Cult of Robert E. Lee Was Born
August 14, 2017

History is usually written by the victors, but not in this case. Read More