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"The secret mover of this scheme intended to take advantage of the passions, while they were warmed by the recollection of past distresses, without giving time for cool, deliberative thinking"... Editor's Note: In March of 1783,...

Would it be an unlicensed trespass of the imagination to conceive, that on the night preceding the day of which you now commemorate the fiftieth anniversary—on the night preceding that thirtieth of...

True to principle, George Washington relinquished the power that was his for the taking. Why don’t more American children know that?... People ask why a few of us presidential junkies would like...

Perhaps if we offer shelter to the poor and honor the wishes of our founders, we could end our abject imperialism and restore a foreign policy worthy of a republic... Is there a conservative...
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Presidential farewells constitute a great American conversation among the nation’s chief executives and open our view onto a large and detailed panorama of the past... Farewell, Mr. President Tonight, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Barack Obama will deliver...

In moral qualities, the character of George Washington is the most truly dignified that was ever presented to the respect and admiration of mankind... Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Washington and the Generals of the American Revolution, by Rufus Wilmot Griswold and William...

The lack of schooling in the formation of one of every four U.S. presidents underscores the paradox that even the most humble among them were often great champions of education in general and of the liberal arts in particular...

"Lay up the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in your hearts, and in your soul—teach them to your children—cling to them as to the issues of life—adhere to them as to the cords of your eternal salvation..."

One of the most illogical historical debates I’ve ever tried to follow concerns the personal religious conviction of our founding father George Washington. Presently there seem to be two opposing schools of propagandists. They can be divided more...

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Among the vicissitudes incident to life, no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your...

When good old Father Washington Was just about to die He called our Uncle Samuel Unto his bedside nigh: "This flag I give you, Sammy dear," Said Washington, said he; "Where'er it floats, on land or wave, My children shall be free." And fine old Uncle Samuel He took...

Both Mount Vernon and Monticello are imposing estates. Both Washington and Jefferson were imposing historical figures. What do the homes tell us about the statesmen? Quite a bit. Practically since the nation’s founding, there...

When I was first honoured with a call into the Service of my Country, then on the eve of an arduous struggle for its liberties, the light in which I contemplated my duty required that I should...

The United States in Congress assembled after giving the most honorable testimony to the merits of the federal Armies, and presenting them with the thanks of their Country for their long, eminent, and faithful services, having thought proper by...