Published February 20, 2012
In honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Americans recognize both presidents as exemplars of constructive ambition. Their ambitions were equally big -- first for themselves, and then for the nation they would lead.
Published July 04, 2011
On July 4, 1848, Dolley Madison, the 80-year-old widow of President James Madison, joined 90-year-old Elizabeth Hamilton on the mall in the nation’s capital. A future president was also there: Abraham Lincoln.
Published November 30, 2010
What binds Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill together?
Published July 02, 2010
Congress generally tightened and strengthened Thomas Jefferson’s language in the Declaration of Independence.
Published February 22, 2010
In 1796 our first president called on the nation to avoid partisan acrimony and to maintain the union to which he had devoted his life.
Published December 14, 2009
Washington’s acute sense of duty and respect for friends and family did not desert him even as his life was slipping away.
Published October 10, 2009
A look at the first American president to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Published July 03, 2009
Throughout his presidency Lincoln revered the truths that are in the Declaration of Independence.