As would-be students of America’s Founding, we’re all familiar with the Declaration of Independence, right? Continue reading
Let’s get one thing straight.
If you really don’t know anything about Meriwether Lewis–
who he was, what he did– I’ll have to fill in the details. We both need to be on the same page, at least historically. Continue reading
Of all the stories of our First President, especially those known as myths and fables, the one that says George Washington wore false teeth that were made of wood is at the top of the list. Continue reading
The “he” we’re talking about– if you haven’t figured it out yet– is Benedict Arnold. Continue reading
I kid you not, it’s true! Thomas Jefferson– our country’s third President, an American Founding Father, the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence– yes, my friends, he absolutely and unequivocally died broke.
As students we have all thrilled to the story of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride through the Massachusetts countryside warning the colonists of the impending British Army.
It was a clear cool night on April 18, 1775. Continue reading
I thought that by now the “cherry tree” fable would have been settled lock stock and barrel. And well understood by one and all to be a myth conjured up by an itinerant book agent and author.