George Washington

George Washington (AP Photo)

Rare 1778 letter from George Washington for sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An inspirational 1778 letter written by George Washington to the leaders of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War is for sale. Nathan Raab, a dealer in rare letters and autographs, tells Newsworks that […]


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Crowds relive Washington’s 1776 river crossing

WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. (AP) — George Washington has made his annual Christmas Day ride across the Delaware River. Washington’s daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. The 61st […]


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Fixed rates are latest in college tuition plans

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Freshmen at Northland College, a small Wisconsin liberal arts school known for its environmental focus, will pay no more than $30,450 in tuition next year. They’ll pay the same the following year. […]


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Obama pardons turkeys as part of annual rite

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day. Obama […]


This photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 shows busts of the founding fathers encircling the Reading Room that offers a space for researchers to look through books, in the new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington in Mount. Vernon, Va. After years of planning and a $100 million fundraising campaign, George Washington's Mount Vernon estate is formally opening a new library dedicated to the study of America's first president and the Founding Fathers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Mount Vernon opens library dedicated to Washington

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — After years of planning and a $100 million fundraising campaign, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate has formally opened a new library dedicated to the study of America’s first president and the Founding […]


George Washington (AP Photo)

Founding fathers’ writings made easy

If you’ve always wanted to read the writings of our nation’s founding fathers, but didn’t want to spend hours Google searching, a collaborative website that’s up and running may be just the thing for you. […]


Founding Father featured in popular new video game

McLEAN, Va. (AP) – Wars and video games seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But those games usually involve tanks and machine guns and Tet offensives; not horses, bayonets and Bunker Hill. […]


Washington's copy of Constitution goes on display

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) – After buying it at auction for nearly $10 million, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is displaying the Founding Father’s annotated copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Mount […]


Campaign buttons in the digital age

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Eugene Ola was on a street corner hawking some political buttons with phrases like “Believe in America” and featuring photos of a smiling GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running […]



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