A symbol for American values and freedom, the Statue of Liberty has been used as a tool to promote the goals of protestors throughout history.
Source: US News & World Report
Have elections, uprisings, and political protests across the globe led to a decline in authoritarian goverments in recent years? This article takes a look at worldwide trends and examines what happens when dictators are removed from power.
Source: The New York Times
Despite his many accomplishments, Colin Powell may be best known for a decision that helped spur U.S. military involvement in Iraq. Read about how he evaluated that choice at the time and what he has learned from it.
Source: The Chronicle (Duke University)
Anne Frank’s childhood friend—whose mother married Anne Frank’s father after the war—discusses her experiences during the Holocaust and their lifelong effects.
Man-made disasters are entirely preventable. Watch this video to find out why the warning signs of a deadly chain of events in 20th-century Italy were ignored.
Source: National Public Radio
In this interview, a historian sets the record straight about Abraham Lincoln’s bold move.
Source: Khan Academy
Learn about an Aztec legend by getting an up-close look at a terrifying statue.
Source: National Geographic
The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed slaves, but many former slaves and their descendants still faced hatred and brutality in the form of lynching. Read how one museum aims to preserve the memory of these victims.
When American democracy was still in its infancy, it was put to the test when George Washington stepped down as president. Read about how this ultimately strengthened the nation.
Source: The Spectator
Journalists in war zones have one of the most dangerous—and compelling—of jobs. Learn about a pioneering woman who worked as a war correspondent from the dawn of World War II.