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- The name of George Washington claims a place in our American Masonic history. As the “Father of our Country” he is a source of pride to every American Freemason and we are honored to call him a “Brother” in our time-honored Fraternity. He was “raised” to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in Lodge #4 of Fredericksburg, Virginia on August 4th, 1753.
- George Washingtonand theAmerican RevolutionBy: Christopher GonzalezGeorge Washington is unanimously referred to as the “father of America”. The first president of the United States of America, Washington set the manner for what was to become the most powerful position of government in the country and possibly the world.
- George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Here he received little formal education. Historians have speculated that he attended a school in Fredericksburg, or may have been tutored by an indentured servant. Washington lived with his mother until the age of 16.
- Politics have been the family business for more than one family in the United States. The familiar family of several generations is the Kennedy family who remains in the political spotlight for fifty-three years and running. As Elizabeth Dole attempts to gain the Republican nomination for the 2 presidential race she hopes to continue the forty-nine year Dole family streak.
- The name of John Wilkes Booth conjures up a picture of America’s most infamous assassin,the killer of perhapsthe greatest president of the United States.
- For many years “The Battle of Paducah” has been grossly under-stated. There is no mention of the battle in most history books. The latest Kentucky History book has no mention of the battle at all. Without a doubt, Paducah has been overshadowed by the massacre at Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864, some eighteen days later.
- The first study of clandestine operations was initiated 1988 in hopes of learning about the relationship between the President and the intelligence committees of Congress. Stephan F. Knott, an Assistance Professor of Political Science at the Untied States Air Force Academy, picked up this study of clandestine operations.
- The man who would one day be accused of “losing America” was born on New Year’s Eve, 1738, the eldest of a titled and highly respectable family. The Cornwallis tribe had established itself in Suffolk, which occupies the easternmost knob of the British Isles.
- On a warm July day in 1861, two great armies of a divided nation clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run. Their ranks were filled with enthusiastic young volunteers in colorful new uniforms, gathered together from every part of the country.
- The name itself came from the original name for the chief officer who presided over congress. The first man who had taken this position was George Washington, whose name every American is familiar with. To the position, Washington brought great ?courage, prestige, and wisdom? (Schlesinger, 1), and created a sort of legacy for those after him to follow.
- For the child with polio, one could always point to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who campaigned on leg braces to become governor of New York and then president of the United States. For epilepsy, there is always Joan of Arc or Napoleon.
- The French and Indian War was also known as the Seven Years War. The war had England and Purssia teamed up against France, Spain, and Austria. The Bourbon King Louis the 15th of France was trying to peat the golden era of King Louis the 14th against Purssians Fredrick the 2nd backed by William Pitt and the British.
- General William T. Sherman put it best when he said “War is Hell”( Foote 1 ). The Civil War was the largest war fought on American soil. Over a million lives were lost and millions more were affected. Billions of dollars were spent by the United States and billions were spent by the Confederate States to fund this war.
- The father being the head of the family, earns the family’s income, and gives his name to his wife and children. Today, we exhibit a pattern of disruptions in marriages and family structure, including single parent families and high rates of divorce.
- The Civil War, much like a roller coaster, had several ups and downs that changed the course of events. However, one dramatic turning point in the war stands out above all others, The Battle of Gettysburg. From the beginning, the Union was destined to become victorious through superior military tactics and a more industrialization.
- Wartime in the United States has always placed pressure on the government and the citizens of the country to provide support by whatever means to the situation. During World War II, that support was propagated by the government in the form of censorship and a strategic public relations plan to maintain the public opinion in favor of the cause.
- Washoe was an extraordinary animal saved out of NASA by very patient and brilliant people, it was very exciting to see the advancements that she had made throughout the book.
- As Americans, we used to worry little about war, having enough to eat, travel, freedom, and our most basic everyday activities. The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have forever changed the American way of life. We have now become more concerned with our physical health because of the few cases of anthrax and the possibility of more biological warfare.
- Theodore Roosevelt (hereafter TR), was nicknamed “Teedie”. TR suffered from asthma and terrible nearsightedness, conditions which his father urged him to supercede by saying, “You have the mind, but not the body; you must make your body.” To help his son, Theodore Sr.
- The Supreme Court has had many different places where it was located over the years. There has been a struggle to find a permanent home for the most powerful court of law. At first, the meetings were in the Merchant Exchange Building in New York City.