FDR’s “Forgotten Man”

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on this day in 1882. Among Roosevelt’s many innovations in…

Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Program

The Civil War Washington Consortium, which includes Ford's Theatre, President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers'…

After World War I, Harding Urges Return to Normalcy

Warren G. Harding was not yet the Republican candidate for the 1920 election when he…

The Ideas Behind the Progressive Party Platform of 1912

Today is the 145th birthday of Herbert Croly, whose book, The Promise of American Life,…

Fellowship Opportunity for Teachers at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Life Guard Teacher Fellows Program at The…

The Joining of the Rails: The Transcontinental Railroad

The new edition of The West and America. This new course will explore how the west…

Two speeches in Osawatomie, in 1910 and 2011

Theodore Roosevelt announced his progressive vision for America in

Ashbrook hosts colloquium on American Exceptionalism

Last weekend, the Ashbrook Center hosted 18 teachers from across the country in the exceptional…

Martin Luther King, Jr, and Nonviolent Resistance

"I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as…

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin

[caption id="attachment_1510" align="alignright" width="241"] Portrait of Franklin painted in 1762 by Mason Chamberlain, showing Franklin…

Teddy Roosevelt Signals an Intent to Target Business Trusts

Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt became President after the assassination of President McKinley in September, 1901. Hence…

Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

President Woodrow Wilson had