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Thoughts on Government (1776)

~ by James Still ~ In 1776, John Adams was asked to share his opinions on government. In response, Adams wrote several letters and a pamphlet entitled, Thoughts on Government. Adams touched on three branches of government and a system of checks...

Crossing the Delaware (1776)

~ by James Still ~ The majority of Washington’s militia enlistments were expiring at the end of the year. Suspecting few to reenlist, Washington desperately needed a victory. Beginning at sunset on Christmas Day, Washington’s plan was...

Who was George Washington? (1732 – 1799)

~ by James Still ~ George Washington was born in Virginia on February 22, 1732. He was appointed County Surveyor at the age of 17 and joined the British Army at 21. Washington was a Virginia Delegate to the First Continental Congress, Commander-in-Chief...