A presidency often referred to as "unprecedented" has deep roots in American history.
“All Persons Born or Naturalized in the United States...”
A collection of resources exploring the evolving meanings of American citizenship and how they have been applied -- or denied -- to different groups of Americans.
The constant tug of war between those who try to bend government for their own gain and those who try to root out corruption and reform the system.
How Americans understand the powers of the office and the legacies of past leaders.
Election of 2020
A look back at what historians have had to say about this epic contest over the nation's future.
Voting Rights: A Retrospective
Voting, a right not initially enshrined in the Constitution, has been secured, revoked, and contested since the nation's founding era.
Social Safety Net
How Americans through the years have approached the thorny questions of identifying who the government is obliged to help and how such assistance should be funded and distributed.