“The Drinkers Dictionary,” published by Franklin in the ‘Pennsylvania Gazette’ in January 1737, features terms like ‘nimptopsical’ and ‘cherubimical’ as synonyms for ‘drunk.’
Though he's mainly remembered for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel, Aaron Burr led a pretty extraordinary life.
Between the Revolutionary War, the fight over the Constitution, and his infamous deadly duel with Aaron Burr, Hamilton found time to father eight children with his wife Eliza.
The spy thriller 'The 355' gets its title from a Culper Spy Ring agent known only as “355.” Who was she?
A precious copy of the U.S. Constitution fetched roughly $23 million more than its estimated value at auction.
As part of the "Prussian scheme," some of America's Founding Fathers invited the Prince of Prussia to rule the United States as king.
The White House’s location hasn’t ever changed, but it’s seen a lot of renovations in its 229 years.
Beneath the ornate Capitol Rotunda is a drafty crypt with 40 Doric columns, a dozen statues, and zero human remains.
There are many weird ways to die. But Gouverneur Morris’s DIY whale-bone catheter might take the cake.
The three branches of the U.S. federal government—executive, legislative, and judicial—keep each other in line through a system of "checks and balances." What roles do each play? And who puts the brakes on the POTUS?
The Constitution never specified a number of Supreme Court justices, and it’s fluctuated quite a lot over the years.
Here’s the history behind the four-year limit, plus answers to all your other questions about presidential terms.
When Benjamin Franklin died in 1790, he left a small sum of money to the cities of Boston and Philadelphia with one condition: That they not spend it in full for 200 years.
After you watch ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the rest of the cast will help you understand it.
Columbia University, Manhattan's Ivy League institution, boasts Alexander Hamilton, Barack Obama, and even Alicia Keys (sort of) among its former students.
Although the towering tribute to President George Washington is an icon of the Washington, D.C. skyline, there might be a few things you don't know about the Washington Monument's history.
Celebrate President's Day by buying an Abraham Lincoln Chia Pet, a JFK campaign mug, or one of these other incredible gifts inspired by U.S. presidents.
John Adams had a reputation for articulate jabs and razor-sharp put-downs at the expense of his rivals and allies alike. Here are a few of his best zingers.
Even if you've seen the Broadway musical 'Hamilton,' there's probably a lot you don't know about this enigmatic founding father.
The glass armonica was Benjamin Franklin's biggest contribution to the world of music—and then it started to kill people.
The crack was widened on purpose.
The first thing Burr did after fatally shooting Hamilton was go home and eat some breakfast. His later years included treason and a drawn-out divorce.