in the 1980s, Springfield was home to a subterranean labyrinth made up of cheese wheels.
Thanks to a law passed in 1976, our nation's first president—who died more than 200 years ago—is still the military's highest-ranking official.
Thomas Jefferson was not happy about some of the edits made to his draft. Here's what didn't make the final cut.
The Lincolns weren't alone in the presidential box at Ford's Theater that night.
From Lyndon B. Johnson to Joe Biden, presidents can get neither fast nor furious behind the wheel.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was one of the most esteemed humanitarians ever to hold the office. He was also once chased by a wild rabbit.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better."
According to historians, these are the worst American presidents ever to hold the highest office in the land.
George Washington wasn’t the only U.S. president for whom a healthy dose of fiction gets mixed in with the facts.
The nation's third president didn't want to give Americans the bird.
Can Congress subpoena a former president? Yes—but it’s often more of a voluntary situation.
“I want everybody to make some noise for James Madison’s crystal flute, y’all!” —Lizzo, international pop star and classical flautist.
Our 30th president, born on the Fourth of July in 1872, once pardoned a raccoon.
The Watergate scandal didn’t actually result in Richard Nixon’s impeachment—but it did generate months of riveting congressional hearings.
Seated proudly at the west end of Washington, D.C.’s National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is one of the most beloved American monuments. Here are a few things to know on its 100th anniversary.
After two terms, all Truman wanted to do was visit diners on a cross-country road trip.
Ulysses S. Grant was a complicated man in one of the most complicated times in United States history.
The average height of the U.S. presidents is 5 feet 10 inches, but there have been plenty of outliers in American history.
The Watergate scandal forever changed the public's opinion of the government and took down dozens of political careers in its wake. Find out more about the scandal that rocked Washington back in the '70s.
Starting now, you can save up to $700 during Purple's President's Day sale on mattresses, bed frames, and bedding bundles.
History classes haven't done a great job of ridding these popular presidential myths from the American consciousness.
In 1952, Carter—then a Naval officer—was lowered into a nuclear reactor to avert a disaster. His urine became radioactive.