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The history of the U.S. president

Today is President's Day! Do you know how many children Jimmy Carter has? What religion did Chester Arthur practice? Find out more information about past and…

George W. Bush

Greatest moments in presidential speeches

Presidential speeches can be memorable for many reasons: they can capture the nation's mood after a tragedy; they can issue warning; they can be a call to…

John F Kennedy

Who said it? Memorable quotes from inaugural speeches

Through periods of war, peace, depression or prosperity, Inauguration Day always has stood as a time of hope and new beginnings in the United States. Do you…

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Elections 101

Find out more about Election Day right here.

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Presidential scandals match game

Scandals tend to grab headlines -- and that’s not at all new in American politics. Can you match each of these scandals with the president it is associated…

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The legacy of JFK

JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years later his legacy still lives on through his influence on the Peace Corps,…

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John F. Kennedy Assassination Map

November 22nd marks the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Use our interactive map to retrace the events of that tragic day.

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History of the U.S. flag

Click here to learn more about the history of the American flag.

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The growth of a nation

The United States has changed immensely since 1900. The population has grown by more than 200 million people, the cost of a gallon of milk has gone from 36…

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Create your own campaign button

A campaign button is used in the United States during an election as political advertising for a candidate or political party. Create your own campaign button…

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut

Balance of power in Congress

Which party currently controls Congress? Click here for information on the congressional balance of power in 2012.

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Obama and Romney: candidate comparisons

The 57th quadrennial United States Presidential Election will be held on November 6, 2012, and it will feature President Barack Obama for the Democrats,…

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The Recall

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Special forces to Iraq

More US special forces going to Middle East

Additional American special forces will soon head to the front lines of the war against ISIS.


Chicago mayor says he asked police superintendent to resign

Hoping to give the police department "fresh eyes," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he asked for the resignation of Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Tuesday.

Obama on climate change

Obama: Climate change affects all trends

President Obama discusses the importance of fighting climate change saying it affects the world in so many ways.

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