Until This Day: Juneteenth and the End of Slavery in the United States

The hour was late when Frederick Douglass rose to speak to more than fifty African-American…

The 75th Anniversary of VE Day

8 May 1945 was declared "Victory in Europe Day," after the remaining leaders of Nazi…

Protecting the Health of the Body—and of the Body Politic: An Interview with Political Economist Brianne Wolf

We have known and appreciated Brianne Wolf since, shortly after earning her PhD from the…

Eisenhower in a Time of Crisis

On June 5th, 1944, just one day before D-day’s Normandy landings, General Eisenhower composed a…

Stunning End to Cold War: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This momentous…

How the Framers Understood Impeachment—And How Party Politics Altered Their Intent

With current news focusing on the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, we asked Jeremy D.…

“A Great Day for America and its Court”: Brown v. Board of Education Recognizes Segregation As “Inherently Unequal”

Today marks the 65th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision mandating racial desegregation in…

Bill of Rights Anniversary

The Bill of Rights was adopted on 15 December, 1791, and is made up of…

New, easier way to get to TeachingAmericanHistory.org

You can now reach TeachingAmericanHistory.org by typing TAH.org into your browser's URL window. We think…

Peter W. Schramm commentary: Lincoln earned the many tributes he’s receiving

On April 29, 1865, the Lincoln Funeral Train from Washington arrived in Columbus. It was…

Happy Birthday, James Madison

James Madison, our fourth president, architect of the Constitution, and author of the Bill of…

“You Have to Know History to Actually Teach It”

Check out David Cutler's interview with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Eric Foner in The Atlantic. Foner…

Five Questions with… Prof. Todd Estes

Recently, Prof. Todd Estes (Oakland University) joined the Ashbrook Center to serve as Discussion Leader…

Chief Justice Marshall’s Articulation of Judicial Independence: Marbury v. Madison

In the waning days of the Adams Administration in early 1801, the Federalist Congress tried…

Interview: Prof. Jeremy Bailey, author of Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power

We talked with Professor Jeremy Bailey about his upcoming online course, The American Presidency II:…