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The Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale, a former human zoo outside Paris, France.

A photographer captured stark images of a former human zoo that’s now a public park near Paris

The site hosts the remains of one of the world's few "human zoos," called the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale. In the early 20th century, white visitors would come to see the animals, plants, and people captured from the French colonies.
The man was non-stop.

A look at the daily routine of Alexander Hamilton, who loved coffee and worked for marathon stretches of time

Alexander Hamilton was a particularly productive Founding Father who accomplished much before losing his life in a 1804 duel with US vice president Aaron Burr. Some of his daily habits reveal insight on how he got it all done.
This is why the US really celebrates July 4 as its national holiday.

Many people incorrectly think that the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 — here’s the REAL reason the US c...

Independence Day in the United States always falls on the Fourth of July. The holiday is meant to mark the day the 13 colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776.
The cover of "How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis.

12 books that forever transformed America as we know it

There are some books that are just good reads, and then there are others that fundamentally change the course of American history. From "Uncle Tom's Cabin to "The Jungle," here are the books that sparked important policy changes or political movements in the US.

5 famous ‘facts’ about the Fourth of July that aren’t true — and what actually happened instead

The Fourth of July is a big deal in the US, but there are actually a lot of popular myths swirling around America's Independence Day. Here are some widely-repeated stories pertaining to the Fourth of July that are actually untrue — or, at least, impossible to verify.

19 US presidents’ surprising first jobs

These US presidents didn't always kick off their careers in conventional ways. From ice cream scooper to goat herder, here are some of the surprising first jobs held by US presidents.
He drank a lot of tea.

A look at the daily routine of George Washington, who drank tea and wine and spent hours on horseback

George Washington was the first president of the United States and is commonly regarded as the father of the country. Here's a look inside his busy daily routine.
Trump attended a New York City school before transferring to Wharton.

The 34 colleges that produced the most US presidents

Which college has produced the most US presidents in history? The simple answer is Harvard University, but here are a number of other institutions of higher learning including Princeton, Yale, and William and Mary that have had a number of US presidents walk their halls.
His wife's favorite ice cream flavor was "oyster." James Madison is pictured.

A look at the daily routine of James Madison, who owned 4,000 books, was too embarrassed to be seen without a hat, and drank up to a pint of whiskey a...

James Madison served as the fourth president of the United States. Before that, he was widely considered the 'Father of the Constitution.' Let's take a look inside the daily routine and habits of the Founding Father.
Our 5th US president, for example, was still a teenager when the American Revolution began.

Many American Revolutionaries were much younger than you might think when they declared independence from Britain

Some of America's Founding Father's were shockingly young when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776. James Monroe, for example, was still a teenager and Alexander Hamilton was only 21-years-old.