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Scrappy Sunday: On a Roll

I scrapped a lot this weekend!

Today I made 3 two-page spreads with my photos from yesterday’s photo walk and tour at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. 113 more words


George Washington: "pretended patriotism"

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”

–  George Washington

Politics/Current Events

Constitutional Conventions: What Can 1787 Teach About 2016?

May 28, 2016 by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

On May 25, 1787 the so-called “federal convention” began in Philadelphia, some two weeks after it was scheduled to start. 1,301 more words

Are Americans wild-eyed radicals and killers?

These past few weeks, I have been immersing myself in English history as written by two political historians for a popular audience (the brief books were given me by my dissertation advisor, the super-organized and detail-oriented Alexander Saxton): R. 394 more words

French Revolution

Lost and Found - May 28th Edition

What to remember about May 28th…

  • 1754  Virginia militia led by 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeats French and Indian patrol at Battle of Jumonville Glen; attempt to claim Pennsylvania territory begins French and Indian War…
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Why Cato the Younger?

Cato the Younger was born in Rome in the year 95 BC. His parents passed away at a very young age, and there are many legends that have been passed down surrounding his personality as a child, and highlighting his vigorous sense of justice even from a young age.  601 more words


Washington's Whiskey

It is not widely known that George Washington made and sold Scotch whiskey to raise cash after his presidency.  He was short of cash to run the farm and provide for his family.  20 more words

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