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Historical drama series 'Turn' premieres on AMC

"Turn" is the latest in the line of outstanding programming from AMC. This time we're taken back to the Revolutionary War era to meet a scrappy band of rebels known as the Culper Ring: George Washington's personal spies.

Op-Ed: TIME editor compares Madiba with a white slaver

TIME magazine editor Fareed Zakaria has compared Nelson Mandela with George Washington and caused uproar for his insensitive words.

Photo Essay: Summer excavations of Mount Vernon's kitchen ongoing Special

Mount Vernon - An archaeology dig at Mount Vernon has been taking place throughout the summer outside the property's kitchen. The team's objective is to try to learn more about the earlier layout of the property and also see what other artifacts can be found.

Photo Essay: Christmas at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate Special

Mount Vernon - Over the past several weeks things have gotten festive at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Estate, Museum & Gardens. The historic property is decorated for Christmas as visitors experience a taste of 18th century holiday celebrating.

Video: 'Assassin's Creed III - King Washington' DLC trailer

The trailer for the upcoming "Assassin's Creed III" DLC called "Tyranny of King Washington" has been made available for viewing.

Photo essay: A walk through history in Old Town Alexandria Special

Alexandria - The City of Alexandria is deeply rooted in early American history. Throughout the Old Town section of Alexandria, many historical structures remain. When visiting the city and its landmarks, it is like stepping back in time.

Video: Assassin's Creed III launch trailer

Assassin's Creed III is set to be available in a few hours for its Tuesday morning midnight release. In preparation, a launch trailer has been released and is ready for viewing.

Photo essay: Mount Vernon Fair recreates 18th century marketplace Special

Mount Vernon - Over the weekend the annual Colonial Market & Fair was held at the Mount Vernon estate in Northern Virginia. Mount Vernon is the home of U.S. first president George Washington.

Mount Vernon to recreate 18th century market & fair next weekend Special

Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon is readying to hold its annual Colonial Market & Fair at the majestic home of George and Martha Washington. The event will take place next weekend.

Op-Ed: Generation Broke, $76 billion unpaid debt hits 1 in 6 US students

Students are in season at the ‘ol debt collection agencies around the US. Congress, that fountain of sincerity, has also made bankruptcy harder to declare with these loans. These kids are getting an education of a sort.

Library book returned after 80 years

A library book borrowed 80 years ago has found its way back to the Navan library, located in the Republic of Ireland. Library officials are mystified as to how the book found its way back to its facility after so many years.

'Black Swan' director takes on George Washington in new biopic

Los Angeles - Isn't it about time that a Hollywood motion picture about George Washington hit the silver screen? Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to bring the first United States President to the big screen that will be akin to "Unforgiven."

George Washington voted Britain's greatest military enemy

Voters in a British contest named George Washington enemy number one followed by Ireland's Michael Collins, France's Napoleon, German Marshall Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey.

There have been more Republican presidents

As the presidential election race continues here in the states, and with Monday (Feb. 20) being Presidents' Day, it can get confusing and overwhelming, to say the least.

George Washington Favored Judicial Corporal Punishment

In the midst of America's current correctional crisis, a letter written 230 years ago by George Washington has surfaced again. When Washington was building the Continental Army out of untrained soldiers, he found it necessary to increase discipline.

Mount Vernon: A glimpse inside the life of George Washington Special

Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon is the stately home of Gen. George Washington located in Northern Virginia, just 16 miles south of Washington D.C.

Members Preview at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Special

Bentonville - Hailed as the nation's most important new art museum in a generation and filled with one of the world's best collections of American art, Crystal Bridges will officially open to the public on 11-11-11, but a members-only preview began Wednesday.

George Washington racks up $300,000 late fee for unreturned books

New York - If former President George Washington were alive today, he would have to pay a $300,000 fine for overdue books that he borrowed from New York City's oldest library: "Law of Nations" and British House of Commons debates.

Op-Ed: A Day to Remember George, Tom, and Abe

While some people roamed the malls to shop, there are those today who remember George, Tom and Abe. But what would most people think of them in the United States political climate now?

Washington fails to cross the Delaware—This time

Washington's Christmas crossing of the Delaware river to attack the Hessian forces at Trenton New Jersey is one of the best known events of the Revolution. This year's reenactment of the famous crossing had to be called on account of currents.
 

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Depiction by John Trumbull of Washington resigning his commission as commander-in-chief.
Depiction by John Trumbull of Washington resigning his commission as commander-in-chief.
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Mount Vernon  the home of George and Martha Washington
Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington
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Mount Vernon guide talks to group visiting Gen. George Washington s final resting place
Mount Vernon guide talks to group visiting Gen. George Washington's final resting place
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A winter view of the Potomac River as George Washington would have seen from the rear of his house d...
A winter view of the Potomac River as George Washington would have seen from the rear of his house during the Christmas holiday.
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Christmas trees located in the lobby of the Museum/Educational Center. Here a statue of Gen. George ...
Christmas trees located in the lobby of the Museum/Educational Center. Here a statue of Gen. George Washington stands between two trees.
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The darkened bricks are part of the original structure of the Women s Bunk House
The darkened bricks are part of the original structure of the Women's Bunk House
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Recently  it was discovered that the house was not white during George Washington s time in the home...
Recently, it was discovered that the house was not white during George Washington's time in the home as had been shown for a long while, but beige. This past year the house has been redone to portray historical accuracy. In this photo, visitors wait for their tour of the mansion on Christmas Eve.
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Gilbert Stuart s George Washington [The Constable-Hamilton Portrait]  1797.  Crystal Bridges Museum ...
Gilbert Stuart's George Washington [The Constable-Hamilton Portrait], 1797. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, Ark.
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A visitor walks into the entrance to Mount Vernon property  which is decorated in traditional greens...
A visitor walks into the entrance to Mount Vernon property, which is decorated in traditional greens and reds.
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Horses trotted on this upper floor of the barn and wheat would break from the straw and fall through...
Horses trotted on this upper floor of the barn and wheat would break from the straw and fall through the floorboards below.
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Washington s carriage
Washington's carriage
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Mount Vernon estate  east side
Mount Vernon estate, east side
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One of the events at Mount Vernon this year is chocolate making in the 1700s. Here demonstrators sho...
One of the events at Mount Vernon this year is chocolate making in the 1700s. Here demonstrators show visitors how this treat was made in Martha Washington's time.
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18th century chocolate was not necessarily the flavor you d typically find today. In the 1700 hundre...
18th century chocolate was not necessarily the flavor you'd typically find today. In the 1700 hundreds it might have been flavored with cinnamon or even hot peppers.
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Image taken of model that depicts the formal dining room at Mount Vernon.
Image taken of model that depicts the formal dining room at Mount Vernon.
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A musical decoration on one of the Christmas trees at Mount Vernon.
A musical decoration on one of the Christmas trees at Mount Vernon.
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Christmas trees located in the lobby of the visitor s entrance. The trees throughout the property ar...
Christmas trees located in the lobby of the visitor's entrance. The trees throughout the property are decorated with 18th century items, ideas or images representative of this earlier time.
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Outside of Washington s (reconstructed) treading mill
Outside of Washington's (reconstructed) treading mill
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Original burial site of George Washington and several other family members before the new tomb was b...
Original burial site of George Washington and several other family members before the new tomb was built as specified in his will.
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A staff member directs visitors in the lobby of Mount Vernon s visitor entrance.
A staff member directs visitors in the lobby of Mount Vernon's visitor entrance.
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