How Washington Died

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It was 10 in the morning when George Washington rode his horse
through heavy snow to inspect his plantation at Mount Vernon. (more…)

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Ben Franklin’s Son Sides With Great Britain – Says NO To Independence!

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I guess you thought all of our colonists….in those early days….were of the same mind.I mean, about separating from those nasties in the mother country.  (more…)

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Dueling In America – How Alexander Hamilton Lost His Life!

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Historians say it’s the most famous duel in American History.
I agree….definitely one for the history books. (more…)

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Who Really Was The First To Write Our Declaration of Independence? Answer: It Wasn’t Jefferson!

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As would-be students of America’s Founding, we’re all familiar with the Declaration of Independence, right? (more…)

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The Untimely Unexplained and Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis

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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. (more…)

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Did He Or Didn’t He? That is, Did George Washington Have Wooden Teeth Or Didn’t He?

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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. (more…)

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Was He A Patriot Or Was He A Traitor?

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The “he” we’re talking about– if you haven’t figured it out yet– is Benedict Arnold. (more…)

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Why Thomas Jefferson Died Broke

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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.

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What Happened To The Midnight Ride of William Dawes And The Lights In The Tower Paul Revere Never Saw?

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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. (more…)

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Who Was Parson Weems…. and Why Did He Say That Young George Washington Cut Down His Father’s Cherry Tree?

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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.

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