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Questions People Are Googling

How Many Presidents Have Lied About Their Medical History? 

Is America a Christian Nation?

What Are the Origins of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?

Who Was St. Valentine?

Why Do Jews Celebrate Hanukkah?

Is It Legal to Buy Automatic Weapons?

Why Did the Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville Chant “Blood and Soil”? 

What’s the Great American Eclipse?

When was the Department of Justice established?

Who was the Logan Act named for and what did he do?

Which president held the first news conference?

Why Was the Minimum Wage First Established?

Why do we vote on Tuesdays?

What is fascism?

Who was the Red Baron? 

What was the Free State of Jones?

How Accurate Is the New Movie About the Free State of Jones?

Why did California adopt the recall and referendum? 

Who are the Masons?

What Is Juneteenth?

What were the deadliest mass killings in American history by a lone gunman?

Why Does the Democratic Party Have Superdelegates?

How Many Contested Conventions Have There Been?

Who Are the Gypsies?

Why is the Republican symbol an elephant? Why is the Democratic symbol a donkey?

What's a lame duck?

Why Didn't Anyone Kill Hitler?

Who invented originalism?

Have Americans Usually Supported Their Wars

Has the U.S. Ever Started a War?

Have Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq Always Been at Each Other's Throats? 

Did Hitler Really Have Only One Testicle?

What Is the Military-Industrial Complex?

Who Chooses the Theme for Black History Month?

Why Did Winston Churchill Lose in 1945?

What Did Jane Fonda Really Do Over in Hanoi? 

Why Do We Hear About the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions? Where Are the Other 99?

Does the Presidential Candidate with the Most Money Usually Become the Party Nominee?

How Have Past U.S. Presidents Broken Bad News in Times of War?  

Why Did President Ford Ban Assassinations?  

What President Took the Longest Vacation? (And Other Fun Facts)

Was Spain to Blame for Blowing Up the "Maine"?  

Who Dreamed Up the Gas Tax?  

How Do Historians Evaluate the Administration of Richard Nixon?  

How Many Times Has Congress Tried to Limit Presidential Power in Foreign Affairs?  

Was Joseph Kennedy Really an Anti-Semite?

Who Killed Emmett Till? 

How Long Have Women Been in the Military? 

When Was the Debt Ceiling Created? 

How Historically Accurate is "Lincoln"? 

What’s in a Coat-of-Arms?

Who Invented the Martini? 

Did the Mormons Really Fight a War Against the Federal Government?