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How George Washington would respond to today's national debt

Feb 17, 2020
The first president warned the country against accumulating national debt. Today the U.S. owes over $23 trillion.
George Washington has appeared on the one dollar bill since 1869.
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Blog: Founding conflicts, conflicting numbers

Jan 25, 2017
On our first episode of Make Me Smart, we asked you to tell us what you thought about the show, and you had lots to say about polls and presidents.
Protesters flood Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
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President's Day: A celebration of two wheels?

Feb 16, 2015
President's day was once recognized as a day when people sold bikes.

Where they celebrate Independence Day in the U.K.

Jul 4, 2012
George Washington's ancestral home in England, Washington Old Hall, is an historic estate which might be the only place in the U.K. that throws a party for our Independence Day.

Now you too can drink like a Founding Father

May 9, 2011
The New York Public Library has published a handwritten recipe for "small beer" by none other than Founding Father George Washington. The recipe...