Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes.
By Associated Press
History and journalism teacher David Cutler explains how he helps students discern fact from deception with a lesson from the Revolutionary War.
By David Cutler
A tour guide at George Washington's Mt. Vernon, who is also a distant relation of a person who was enslaved at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. This story was produced by…
By PBS NewsHour
The busts of the first 43 U.S. presidents, each standing at least 15 feet tall and weighing nearly 10 tons, are huddled on a property in rural Virginia.
By Joshua Barajas
By PBS NewsHour
Since George Washington proclaimed the first public day of Thanksgiving, 44 presidents have eaten their way through the holiday. In our NewsHour shares of the day, a look at some especially memorable menus and incidents.
By Gwen Ifill
I have never been accused of chopping down trees, but like many children, I was taught early on about the value of honesty through an oft-told story about our first president and a cherry tree.
Learn the gruesome details of President George Washington’s final hours on the 215th anniversary of his death. The retired commander-in-chief woke up at 2 a.m. on Dec. 14, 1799, with a sore throat. After a series of medical procedures, including…
George Washington isn't the sexiest of American presidents in our public imagination, nor the most accessible. Perhaps we are all too weighed down by the "father of his country" image, the cherry tree myth, his powdered wig and bone-and-ivory (no,…
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