George Washington Had Two Horses Shot From Under Him

George Washington Had Two Horses Shot From Under Him

George Washington served with the British Army during the French and Indian War. In one battle, General Braddock and all of his officers on horseback were either killed or wounded—except for George Washington. Washington wrote this account of the battle in a letter to his brother, John A. Washington, on July 18, 1755: “But by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two…

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The Victims of Communism Memorial

The Victims of Communism Memorial

The Victims of Communism Memorial is one of the lesser-known memorials in Washington, DC. It’s dedicated to the more than 100 million people throughout the world who’ve been murdered in the name of Communism. This is in addition to the 60 million people who died in World War Two. It’s a replica of the “Goddess of Democracy,” a temporary monument erected by student protestors in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. And it’s located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, New…

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The Three Branches of Our Federal Government

The Three Branches of Our Federal Government

James Madison said, “The very definition of tyranny is when all powers are gathered under one place.” And that’s why the United States Government is separated into three separate and equal branches—the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch. The Legislative Branch makes the laws. The Executive Branch enforces the laws. And the Judicial Branch interprets the laws. James Madison was the architect of the US Constitution. And he was also the Fifth President of the United States. The…

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The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by The First Amendment

The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by The First Amendment

This is the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” That means the Constitution guarantees these five freedoms to everyone in America: Freedom of Religion Freedom of Speech Freedom of the Press Freedom to Assemble Peaceably…

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John Quincy Adam’s Letter to His Son on the Bible

John Quincy Adam’s Letter to His Son on the Bible

John Quincy Adams was the son of President John Adams. And he was the sixth President of the United States, from 1825 to 1829. He was serving as President James Madison’s diplomat to Russia when he wrote this letter to his son, George Washington Adams. The younger Adams was named after John Quincy’s close friend and mentor, George Washington. My Dear Son, In your letter of the 18th January to your mother, you mentioned that you read to your aunt…

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