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15 Facts You Never Knew About the Washington Monument

It wasn’t the first monument built in George Washington’s honor VALERIO BERDINI/SHUTTERSTOCK Construction of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. began on July 4, 1848, but...

How Sheep Helped Start a Revolution

It’s a little hard to imagine how those docile, not so smart, animals known as sheep could have anything to do with starting a...

The Marquis de Lafayette: A Hero of Two Countries

Almost five centuries after Vikings explored and briefly settled in small areas on the eastern shores of present-day Canada, the voyages of Christopher Columbus,...

Outfitting an American Revolutionary Soldier

When the Americans began to fight for independence, the British government was able to provide their soldiers and weapons to combat the rebels. But...

Why Did American Colonists Become United Against England?

Colonial Americans enjoyed relative independence from England until 1763, which marked the cessation of the Seven Years’ War. Prior to that time, the British...

The Viking Explorer Who Beat Columbus to America

Nearly 500 years before the birth of Christopher Columbus, a band of European sailors left their homeland behind in search of a new world....

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