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How Many Times Has the US Officially Declared War?

The United States has officially declared war 11 times during five separate military conflicts. According to the Constitution (Article I, Section 8), Congress has the exclusive power to declare war. The last time America declared war was during World War II. The Korean War, the ...read more

Lincoln and his Family, Portrait of Abraham Lincoln with Wife Mary Todd Lincoln sitting at right and Sons Robert standing and Thomas sitting at left, Engraving by William Sartain from a Painting by Samuel Bell Waugh, Published by Bradley & Co, 1866Lincoln and his Family, Portrait of Abraham Lincoln with Wife Mary Todd Lincoln (sitting at right) and Sons Robert (standing) and Thomas (sitting at left), Engraving by William Sartain from a Painting by Samuel Bell Waugh, Published by Bradley & Co., 1866. (Photo by: Glasshouse Vintage/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Abraham Lincoln's Family: Meet the Key Members

Abraham Lincoln came from the humblest of beginnings. His wife Mary Todd hailed from a wealthy clan. Their lives together were marked by personal tragedy. Lincoln’s mother, sister and three of his sons died young. Losing the boys crushed Lincoln and Mary, who also ...read more

Author Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960). (Credit: Corbis/Getty Images)

7 Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

In the early 20th century, millions of African Americans migrated from the rural South to the urban North to seek economic opportunity and escape widespread racial prejudice, segregation and violence. Many of them settled in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem, which became ...read more