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 […]

02/24/2014

(Revolutionary War re-enactment actors - AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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 […]

12/26/2013

College costs

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. […]

12/24/2013

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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 […]

11/27/2013

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 […]

09/27/2013

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. […]

07/04/2013

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. […]

10/31/2012

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 […]

09/17/2012

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 […]

08/30/2012

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