If the sultan of Mysore had had a bit more luck, George Washington might be known as the Haider Ali of North America. As the ruler of Mysore, a kingdom in what is now southwestern India, Haider fought a series of wars with Great Britain in the latter half of the 18th century, at the onset of the Age of Revolution. 2,311 more words
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My Dear Sir,
I have noted two controversies occurring between the election and inauguration of my most recent successor, one disturbing, one not.
To begin with the second: When I read reports of “fake news,” I think back to the news of my own lifetime and wonder what of it was not fake. 265 more words
Many Americans eagerly anticipate and happily welcome the President’s Day holiday. Commemorated since 1971 on the third Monday of February, this federal holiday recognizes George Washington, the first president of the United States. 332 more words
I’m preparing for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at the west front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2017. So steeped in tradition, the presidential inaugurations have deviated little in the two centuries since Washington’s inauguration. 209 more words