In an age dominated by terms like fake news and disinformation, what are the facts about the history of the United States? In the updated edition of A Documentary History of the United States, Alexander Heffner revisits primary sources to tell the unvarnished history of the United States – compiling the key documents, speeches, letters, tweets and Supreme Court decisions from the Declaration of Independence to Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump following the January 6 insurrection. What do we learn from examining these primary sources? Which documents are critical to understanding the pandemic and its impact on the United States? What significance do these primary source documents have for Australia?

To discuss these issues, USSC hosted a webinar event featuring co-author and host of The Open Mind on PBS Alexander Heffner.