Trump's budget would eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities, breaking a tradition of funding humanities scholarship that goes back to the nation's founding.
An urban planning expert goes knee-deep into the murky history behind this popular phrase often used to describe the nation's capital.
Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
Comparisons often ignore the troubling history of how Jackson treated Native Americans. An expert on Native American history draws parallels to the new administration.
From Chinese laborers to 'bad hombres,' the US settler mentality has perpetuated an immigration system that pushes out unwanted groups and bypasses the Constitution.
The beleaguered new president is driving a wedge between his citizens and the media. Nixon would have been proud.
Thanks to the US's polarised politics, presidents beloved abroad are controversial at home.
Would Abraham Lincoln ever have become president if he didn't stumble into a dry goods store in Springfield, Illinois, and strike up a friendship with its owner, Joshua Speed?
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
Distrust of the irreligious has been commonplace in the American political discourse from the founding.
The US has never been opposed to international engagement, or even international co-operation – but it must always be co-operation on American terms.
Donald Trump will preside over a new American reality as it takes shape. How can we understand it?
The first presidency began with a mandate to make America great. What's changed?
Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role on American policy and politics. No longer.
Could a similar coalition emerge today?
The idea of an American Muslim registry has gained traction in some circles, but the historical precedents are shaky at best.
At many Spanish missions in the US and Latin America, the rising sun illuminates the altar on the winter solstice or other symbolic days. To the faithful, these events meant that Christ was with them.
In 1952, military man Dwight Eisenhower was elected president without any experience in elective office. Here’s how he built his cabinet.
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
A historian of science and technology says Trump team's request for names of Department of Energy employees working on climate change recalls worst excesses of ideology-driven science in government.