Category: US

Flappers: today’s heroes, yesterday’s villains

The Great Depression helped invent “Monopoly”

Since everyone’s confused, here’s the kind of ‘free speech’ the First Amendment protects

Where’s your accent from? Why regional accents are proof that America really is a melting pot

A letter from the past arrives 150 years after it was written

Emperor Norton I of the United States and his meteoric rise to fame

Craziest Black Friday moments in history

Vintage photos of Jackie O

Iconic women of the 70s: Where are they now?

Hollywood blockbusters with glaring historical inaccuracies

Rare Civil War photos capture America’s greatest war

Meet Sergeant Stubby: The first dog in American history to be awarded military rank

Secret room discovered under house turns out to be part of American history

How the Apollo 7 mission nearly ended with a mutiny in space

26% of Americans can’t name the 3 branches of government. Can you?

You need to hear about the former slave who became a legendary mail carrier in the Old West

How the Ho-Chunk Nation not only survived the odds but made a comeback

Meet the First Lady whose legacy outshines her husband’s

Lucille Ball influenced more than you think

Discovery of 150-year-old iron coffin sheds light on forgotten part of history

Discovery of secret room on plantation reignites the Jefferson–Hemings controversy

Thanks to Hurricane Hazel in 1954, Myrtle Beach is a tourist destination today

Meet the birth of the American diner and the food truck all in one

This bold female senator bashed McCarthy during the worst of his tirades, and she refused to apologize

There’s no doubt about it: the Civil War was about slavery

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