Former President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy efforts may have been far more effective than critics have claimed.
Though his education initiative staggered while he was in office, the late former President George H.W. Bush had an influence that continues to shape education policy, an education historian says.
Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
At at time of rising hatred and nationalism, Jimmy Carter's speech -- a sermon that cautioned against excess, offers a counterexample.
Many presidents have radically changed US foreign policy. Truman created his own doctrine. Carter gave up the Panama Canal. But a presidential historian sees danger in Trump's decision-making style.
Although the choice of liberal icon Jimmy Carter as commencement speaker at Liberty University might be surprising, an expert explains why this fits in with the dream of conservative schools.
America's indigenous tribes put themselves on the map in 1977. Now they've got Donald Trump to contend with.
An exhibition in Berlin, called "Letters of Stone", shows that there is more to memory than words and ideas.
Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of America's large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
There's is often high drama behind the smiles, photo opportunities and carefully crafted language.
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
New book describes how the American war game Able Archer 83 put Soviets on high alert at the height of the Cold War era.
The 39th president's tenure was marked by honesty, peacemaking and respect for human rights – and yet he's still the butt of many a joke.
The US has already tried to save a steel industry, and its undercooked response holds some valuable lessons.
Candidates beware! History suggests that book writing presidents are not necessarily the best presidents.
Former President Carter has displayed the "class" that Trump so often talks about but rarely practices in his public and private life.
John Kerry will raise the flag over the American Embassy in Cuba on Friday. That moment is possible thanks to work Jimmy Carter began four decades ago.
Public opinion on the flag may have shifted with lightning speed, but how did it hold on as long as it did? The answer has to do with how it served both Democratic and Republican parties alike.
American Presidents tend to use the commencement address to address the audience outside than within the graduation hall. This changes though if they go on to a second term.
Ted Kennedy, long idolized as the Lion of the Senate, miscalculated badly when he challenged incumbent Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination. The results haunt liberals to this day.