George Washington

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Trump Is Now in a Flame War with [Spins Wheel] George Washington

He reportedly said the first president wasn't "smart."
River Donaghey
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The Woman Who Escaped Enslavement By George Washington

Despite the first president's relentless attempts to capture Oney Judge, she always managed to evade him.
Lakshmi Gandhi

Why You Can Safely Skip Trump's State of the Union

The annual speech is almost always forgettable, and this year's edition is not likely to be an exception to the rule.
Harry Cheadle
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Let's Get Rid of Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing?
Wilbert L. Cooper
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Trump's Lawyer Forwarded Insane Email Saying Robert E. Lee 'Saved America'

"You cannot be against General Lee and be for General Washington, there literally is no difference between the two men," the email reads.
Drew Schwartz

Why Our Founding Fathers Adored Chinese Tea

Donald Trump has painted China as the ultimate antagonist, despite the fact that it has long supplied Americans with their caffeine fix. Even George Washington was particularly fond of China's premium green tea.
Clarissa Wei

How the Brooklyn Museum Cares for Its Collection | Conservation Lab

From rescuing George Washington, to repairing ancient papyrus scrolls, the caretakers of the Brooklyn Museum’s collection gave us a tour of their inner sanctum.
Noémie Jennifer

See Your Favorite World Leaders Host an Exuberant Dinner Party

Federico Solmi’s video installations bring together a menagerie of historical world leaders in absurd and hedonistic scenarios.
Andrew Nunes

Living Like a Founding Father Left Me Drunk and Covered in Leeches

The Founding Fathers may have dreamed up the greatest democracy since Ancient Greece, but they also drank constantly and smelled like trash.
River Donaghey

American Presidents, and the People Who Get Tattoos of Them | Monday Insta Illustrator

Who would get a tattoo of Ulysses S. Grant? Ask these people.
Beckett Mufson

A Book About Slaves Making Cake for George Washington Stirs Up Major Controversy

'A Birthday Cake for George Washington' follows the story of Hercules, George Washington’s real-life slave and a renowned chef, as he cheerfully bakes a cake for the first president.
Wyatt Marshall
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VICE Exclusive: Look at a Bunch of Naked American Presidents in Pocket Hercules's NSFW Music Video

Who knew Abe Lincoln had such a stunning bod?
Nick Gazin