Law and Politics Story Briefs

What the law requires is not always fair or just or honorable. Politics is often polarizing. Stories in this collection help us to examine the highs and lows of "the law" over the centuries.

Aaron Burr became America's third Vice President in 1800. He has an interesting history, but not all of it is pleasant!

After trying, for nearly two decades, to abolish the slave trade, William Wilberforce finally convinces Parliament to do the right thing on February 2...

When Abraham Lincoln did not like the way a photographer had smoothed his hair, the future President ran his fingers through it - just before the pict...

Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

When the federal government outlawed liquor, in 1920, alcohol still flowed - and Al Capone made sure he was at the center of the illegal enterprise. ...

Alexander Hamilton had words of advice in a deadlocked political battle. He's now the subject of a major musical. Watch how it all started in this vid...

America is still a young country when the newly formed federal government passes an excise tax on the production of whiskey. Rebellion quickly follow...

In 1938, Talladega College commissioned Hale Aspacio Woodruff - a highly respected artist - to create a series of murals depicting the African-America...

Kapu means rules and learn how Hawaiians lived with them!

Members of the Anti-Saloon League believed that once Prohibition was enacted, and enforced, Americans would stop drinking alcoholic beverages

Police officers arrest Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater on November 22, 1963.

Although his parents had great plans for their son, Arthur dies when he is only 15 years old.

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