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Winter 2020 Issue

George. The First

The Influencer

How Elizabeth Powel’s eight-page letter convinced a reluctant president to run for a second term.

Four More years?

The secret plot to push Washington into a third term.

Face of the Nation

What do the presidential portraits of George Washington say about him, the artists who depicted him, and the country he helped build? A story in pictures.

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Fall 2020 Issue

Lessons in Perseverance and Adaptation

George Washington Crisis Manager

How President Washington confronted crises and set the template for presidential leadership.

A Philadelphia Story

In 1793, a yellow fever epidemic hit the city hard, and sent George Washington and the federal government packing.

Featured Photo

A glass plate negative from 1858 reveals a wealth of details, including a mysterious person in the window.  

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