First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen
Words from a eulogy for George Washington adopted by Congress immediately after Washington's death. The eulogy was written by Henry Lee, a soldier and political leader from Washington's home state of Virginia.
First AmendmentRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Which Came First: Turkey The Bird, Or Turkey The Nation?The republic of Turkey (look north of Egypt, east of Greece) isn't exactly a breeding ground for the bird that Americans associate with Thanksgiving. In fact, the turkey is native to North America ... so, why do they share the same name?
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