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October 19, 1781: British Surrender at Yorktown

After the battle of Monmouth in 1778, the time of large scale battles in the north during the American Revolution came to an end.  The subsequent years were frustrating for Washington as he struggled against a collapsing American economy to keep his army from starving, unable to build up the military power necessary to put New York under siege.  593 more words

  • “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ~George Washington
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Teamwork Made the Dream Work: Washington and Hamilton

One great example of the legendary collaboration between Washington and Hamilton during Washington’s presidency is in the written correspondence they shared in the summer of 1792.   993 more words

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Guest Post: George Washington’s Mausoleum: Congressional Debates Over the Work of Monuments

Jamie L. Brummitt is a Ph.D. Candidate in American Religion at Duke University and an online instructor for the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW).  1,379 more words

Commentary

Book Review: Liberty’s Lieutenants

Ah history, we all need to know it so we know where we’ve been as a society and it acts a roadmap of where we need or might be going. 930 more words

Politics

In perfect game 5 metaphor, Nats racing presidents trade leads in lengthy, confusing obstacle course

The Washington Post’s Tom Boswell called Thursday’s game an exhilarating, exhausting, donnybrook that “staggers even the baseball imagination.” The Nationals 9-8 deciding game 5 playoff loss to the Chicago Cubs was a marathon filled with improbable and confusing twists and turns that were hard to process for many in attendance. 210 more words

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  • “The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with.” ~George Washington (1783)
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