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President Gerald Ford wearing a WIN (Whip Inflation Now) button on his lapel during Republican campaigns in North & South Carolina.

How Gerald Ford Tried to Fight Inflation

Just two months after becoming president and one month after pardoning Richard Nixon in the wake of the Watergate scandal, President Gerald Ford turned to another challenge facing the country: high inflation. The Republican president’s solution, unveiled in an October 8, 1974 ...read more

Railroad strike destruction at the 26th Street Pennsylvania Railroad Round House, July 14-27 1877, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The 1877 Strike That Brought US Railroads to a Standstill

In the summer of 1877, the United States experienced its first multi-state railroad strike. Starting in West Virginia, the strike quickly spread to other parts of the country, and even turned into a general strike in some cities. The protest involved some 100,000 workers, making ...read more

The Imperial State Crown arrives for the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament in London on May 11, 2021.

5 Objects Used in British Royal Ceremonies and Their Symbolism

When it comes to royal succession, ceremony is sacred. And for the British monarchy, a key element of ceremony are objects that have become imbued with symbolism over the centuries. During Queen Elizabeth II's funeral and King Charles III’s coronation at Westminster Abbey, ...read more