Category: US

The story of America in 15 cocktails

How much influence did Free Masons really have on the founding of America?

Fairy tales or scary tales? The origins behind our favorite childhood stories

30 Prohibition party photos

Was Civil War surgery really excruciating AF?

Here’s what happened to Robert E. Lee after the Civil War

(At least) 30 facts you didn’t know about Elvis

The Salem witch trials

Myth or fact: Did investors really jump out of windows after the 1929 stock market crash?

The little-known story about the man who voted for women’s suffrage

Congress was like the UFC of the 19th century

If you think the current government is a nightmare, you haven’t seen the 1968 Democratic Convention

Lincoln’s bloodstained gloves up for auction to save historical museum

The Unfortunate 15: Incomplete Presidencies

The slave-turned-double agent that served in the American Revolution

That time Democrats tried to block the first black member of US Congress

The 1911 heat wave that drove people crazy

Learn the real reason why the United States Secret Service was formed

The real house that inspired “The Conjuring” is terrifying

Edward Curtis: The last photos of Native American tribes

How John Wayne became an American icon

Finding her voice: Why Eleanor Roosevelt is our favorite wallflower

Actual cowboys weren’t as sexy as Hollywood made them seem

The final days of President Lincoln’s assassin

Someone tried to assassinate Andrew Jackson and he fought back in the most badass way

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November 5th, 1940: FDR is elected for a third term

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