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A Brief History of the National Park Service
How a nation raised on conquering wilderness came to embrace conservation.
Today in History
Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 22, the 174th day of 2016. There are 192 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 22, 1941, during World War II, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive invasion of the Soviet Union. On this date: In 1611, English explorer
A Brief History of the National Park Service: A Century of Conservation
For much of American History, wilderness was viewed as an evil wasteland that had to be conquered. Land left untouched by man was described as “deserted,” “savage,” and “barren” -- in short, a waste of divine gifts. But by the end of the 19th century, backlash against a rapidly industrializing
A Brief History of the US Minimum Wage
For more than a century, Americans have grappled with how to fairly compensate the nation’s lowest paid workers. As states like California and New York join the growing movement for a $15 minimum wage, ABC News explores the fascinating history of an issue viewed as both a job killer and a human
A Brief History of the U.S. Minimum Wage
Americans have grappled with how to compensate workers for more than a century.
Two Contested Conventions? It Wouldn't Be The First Time
New speculation about the possibility of Democrats having a contested convention -- in addition to the already likely scenario that Republicans will have one –- could add 2016 to a small list of historic presidential races. The prospect of having dual contested conventions is far from set, but if
A Contested Republican National Convention: How It Would Work
Talk of a potential contested convention began swirling among top GOP officials before primary season even began. And now, with crucial March 15 contests in the rear-view mirror and multiple GOP candidates still remaining in the race, a contested convention is looking increasingly likely. The