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George Washington Myths, Debunked

6 Myths About George Washington, Debunked

When it comes to mythic American figures, George Washington leads the pack. Commander in chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and the first president of the United States, Washington was revered as the “Father of the Nation,” and set up on a pedestal even ...read more

11 Key People Who Shaped George Washington's Life

11 Key People Who Shaped George Washington's Life

Eulogized by Henry Lee as “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” George Washington stood preeminent among the pantheon of American Founding Fathers. At his home Mount Vernon, on the battlefield and in the presidency, Washington crossed paths ...read more

Personal tragedy brought Carlos Arredondo, "the man in the cowboy hat," to the finish line that day, but his spontaneous act of heroism helped save a life and change the course of the investigation into the attack.

14 Major Events of the 2010s

The decade began amid the chaotic wake of a global financial crisis, and ended with a U.S. president facing possible impeachment for only the fourth time in history. The growing use of social media fueled mass protest movements, bringing millions of people together around the ...read more