Research using spectral imaging of a 'rough draught' of the Declaration of Independence shows that Thomas Jefferson crossed out 'subjects' and very carefully replaced it with 'citizens.'
Thomas Jefferson, described Americans as 'subjects' in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence. While the ink was still wet, he erased that word and replaced it with 'citizens.'
Postmasters general were once powerful figures who were members of the cabinet and often among a president's closest political and personal advisers. What happened?
The nation's entrepreneurial prowess may be the best hope to stem 9.7 percent unemployment. Companies from a laser-tech firm to a baby-sitting network are harnessing new ideas – and helping reinvent the economy.
Google celebrates Isaac Newton's birthday with an animated homepage.
A cheapskate herself, Lauren Weber considers how and why Americans spend.
A new report finds a close match between individual happiness and objective quality-of-life measures such as climate, air quality, and schools. But others say happiness is more nearly tied to family, friends, and religion.
The two presidents celebrate a surge in volunteerism. The challenge is how to target and keep the free talent of millions of Americans.