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Book Review: American Creation

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis, Vintage Books, 2007, 283 pp.

I know that Joseph Ellis can be a controversial figure, respected by some academics and disdained by others, criticized for his histories of “great men” without much attention to the concerns of women or non-white individuals. 426 more words

Book Review

Police chase for alleged shoplifter ends in head-on collision

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A police pursuit for a shoplifting suspect in Chesapeake ended in a head-on collision on George Washington Highway, Monday.

Chesapeake police tell WAVY.com officers received a call for a shoplifting at the Home Depot on Battlefield Boulevard at 12:45 p.m. 294 more words

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Life of a Lightbulb: George Washington Bridge

Did you know the George Washington Bridge carries across over 106 million cars per year? That’s pretty cool! Leddy the LED lightbulb here.

Back in 2009, my friends and I decided that the George Washington Bridge needed some new lights, so we replaced the existing necklace lighting with energy-efficient LED necklace lighting. 110 more words

Energy Efficiency

from Robert Picklesimer: (continuing from Chapter 1 Part 3 of History of the 1787 Constitutional Convention as Presented in 1787 the Musical – We Wrote the Constitution… 67 more words

1787

15-30 Segment 2: George Washington and Presidential Powers

http://media.blubrry.com/viewpoints/mediatracks.com/shows/Viewpoints_2015/VIEWPOINTS_15-30B.mp3

Synopsis: The President of the United States has a lot of powers that we think are given to him by the U.S. Constitution. You might be surprised to find out, however, that very little in that document actually outlines the job or the authority the Commander-in-Chief possesses. 1,771 more words

Viewpoints Podcasts

Williamsburg, Virginia

The community of Williamsburg takes pride in their Revolutionary War history. Most of the old homes are beautifully restored. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington both spent time here debating the merits of forming an independent country. 557 more words

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