Separate fact from fiction and learn more about the real George Washington.

Did the man whose portrait is on the one dollar bill ever tell a lie? Were his teeth really made of wood?  Did George Washington actually throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River?  And where’s that cherry tree that he reportedly cut down as a youth?   Few figures in American history are surrounded by more well-intended mythology than George Washington.   Throughout much of his adult life, many sought to perfect the image of the Father of our Nation, and after his death, others sought to deify the man.

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