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If the Sultan of Mysore had had a Bit More Luck, George Washington Might be Known as the Haider Ali of North America

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


What George Washington Has to Say About Donald Trump's Tweets

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


Founding Fathers didn't want birthday pomp

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

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George Washington Steps Down, a Second Time

I spoke with Christopher Jackson 10 days before he would leave the role of George Washington in the Broadway mega-hit Hamilton—and five days before the nation would elect Donald Trump as our next president. 848 more words


Rules of Civility Week One

“Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present.” – George Washington

Last month I went on a North American tour. 427 more words


Brodie sniffs out the bronze beauty atop the US Capitol

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

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