Four of America’s first five presidents were born and raised within a 60-mile radius in the state of Virginia. Those men -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe -- and their sometimes complicated relationships are the focus…
By Judy Woodruff, Stephanie Kotuby
This spiced cocktail -- a special drink that was a favorite of the first president -- takes time to make.
By Jenny Marder, Erica R. Hendry
In a new round of tweets Thursday, President Donald Trump questioned the removal of "our beautiful statues and monuments."…
By Joshua Barajas
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.
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 Joshua Barajas
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 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.
By PBS NewsHour
Robert E. Lee was the son of a Revolutionary War hero who was a trusted aide to George Washington. In 1861, after 25 years in the U.S. Army, Lee turned down an offer to command Union forces in the Civil…
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