History Stories
CATEGORY: U.S. Presidents
Historic Presidential Affairs That Never Made it To the Tabloids
May 7, 2018

FDR and Eleanor had a special arrangement, LBJ had no shame, and Harding had a favorite closet. Read More

Why Andrew Jackson’s Legacy is so Controversial
April 30, 2018

The seventh president was a slave owner and oppressed Native Americans. Should he be revered...or reviled? Read More

What Physics Reveals About the JFK Assassination
April 26, 2018

A new study suggests the 'grassy knoll' JFK assassination theory is bogus. Read More

The Sex Scandal That Ruined Alexander Hamilton’s Chances of Becoming President
April 20, 2018

Hamilton torpedoed his own presidential ambitions for good in 1797, when he published a tell-all pamphlet about the sordid details of his earlier affair with a married woman, Maria Reynolds, and the blackmail payments he made to her husband to cover up the affair. Read More

LBJ Announced He Wouldn’t Run Again. Political Chaos Ensued
March 30, 2018

How President Johnson’s exit from the 1968 presidential race rocked politics. Read More

How Dwight Eisenhower Found God in the White House
March 20, 2018

Dwight Eisenhower and Billy Graham shaped a half-century of religion in America. Read More

Quick Stints and Worn Out Welcomes: The Shortest-Serving Presidential Staff
March 13, 2018

Rex Tillerson is out. Here’s who left more quickly—and who stayed a lot longer. Read More

Propaganda Film Shows How North Korea Might Like Trump’s Visit to Go
March 9, 2018

It’ll take more than a presidential visit to end North Korea’s nuclear program. Read More

Teddy Roosevelt’s Bold (But Doomed) Battle to Change American Spelling
March 9, 2018

The 26th president found that simplifying the language was anything but simple. Read More

For Over 150 Years, U.S. Presidents Had No Term Limits
February 28, 2018

China’s decision to end presidential term limits has drawn international concern. Here’s how the U.S. came to adopt the convention. Read More