The House of Representatives elects Thomas Jefferson as third President of the United States, breaking an electoral college tie with Aaron Burr. This banner celebrating the event is one of the earliest known pieces of partisan imagery.
The museum has named Benjamin Filene as its new associate director of curatorial affairs as the museum engages in a strategic-planning process focused on public history and an audience-centered approach.
This week, the third impeachment trial of a sitting U.S. president begins. As we prepare to bear witness to this historic moment, we spoke with political history curator Jon Grinspan about how historians look at impeachment.