Results of an informal important-historical-figures poll conducted on the first day of the American history class.
A look at what Chinese students learn about American history from their textbooks and why it matters.
A century later Trump and Sanders echo socialist leader and five-time presidential candidate Eugene Debs.
“It is better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” Does this statement ring true to you? If so, you are probably over 40.
As the oldest constitutional democracy in the world, the United States is often criticized for continuing to carry out state-sanctioned executions. Three hundred years ago Pennsylvania had fewer capital laws than any European state.
Philadelphian James Forten was leading the fight for equal rights 200 years ago with the publication of his “Letters from a Man of Color” in 1813.
While studying the Civil War, my students were surprised to discover that among its many consequences were the founding and expansion of hundreds of colleges and universities.
George M. Dallas was Vice President of the United States from 1845-49. No other Philadelphian came as close to the White House.
Woodrow Wilson’s 1917 description of submarine warfare reminded the class of the current debate over the use of drones to target terrorists.
The 13th amendment abolishing slavery was ratified in 1865 but a generation later most blacks in the South were not free.