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President Washington Ends the Whiskey Rebellion

George Washington became the first President of the United States in 1789 to a nation in debt from the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of Treasury, proposed the first national internal revenue tax to reduce the national debt. 272 more words

Sandra Merville Hart

John Adams Inaugurated 2nd President March 4, 1797

John Quincy Adams may have followed George Washington as the 2nd President (inaugurated on this day in 1797) but his life was full of firsts.  A “Federalist”, he was the 1st Vice President, Member of the Continental Congress, Minister to Great Britain, Minister to the Netherlands and along with Thomas Jefferson, penned the “Declaration of Independence”. 214 more words

Happy Birthday President Washington

Happy Birthday George Washington! Yes, today we celebrate the life of our first President, the man whose face is on the one dollar bill. President Washington lead a fascinating life, both before his presidency and after. 78 more words

History - Who Knew?

Reality Check from a founding father.  The sad part is I do not remember this in history class but I was awful young then.  Maybe it is time to dig into this again since the government is currently sticking their fingers in their ears and going nah, nah, nah. 6 more words


Weems' Washington

   Mason Locke “Parson” Weems was a book writer.  At the time of President George Washington’s death, Weems got up and did his research.  Parson Weems wanted there to be books about the courageous and Patriotic men of the American Revolution.   515 more words

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