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This day in history… another Roosevelt?

Our friends at the National Constitution Center posed another interesting question. What if another

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For National Trivia Day: 10 Founding Fathers tidbits

Can you handle the truth about the Founders and the Constitution? From the vault of our Constitution

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On this day in 1810,

the abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay was born. Clay, son of Kentucky slave-owners, was inspired b

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Fannie Lou Hamer risked her life to vote

On this day in 1917, the Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer was born. Hamer was the

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Looking at 10 great speeches in American History

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech certainly ranks highly in the pantheon of

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Happy Birthday 19th Amendment

Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment (ratified on August 18, 1920). Here’s wh

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Eight States Add Citizenship Test as Graduation Requirement

Eight states—Arizona, Idaho, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Wis

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It was 250 years ago today: the Sons of Liberty take over Boston

There were a lot of events that led to American Independence, but it was 250 years ago today that th

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Eighth-graders have shown no improvement in four years….

U.S. eighth-graders have shown no improvement in four years in their knowledge of history, geography

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Civics education can increase participation

I applaud the goal of the Civics Education Initiative’s effort to be sure Iowa students have a bas

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