That the government, though not absolutely perfect, is one of the best in the world, I have little doubt.
— George Washington, 1790
The Battle of Lexington by engraverAmos Doolitle, 1775
Map courtesy of the Department of History,United States Military Academy.
Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.
Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense (1775), urging the colonies to declare their independence, found 150,000 purchasers in a population of less than 3 million — the equivalent today of a sale of 14 million.
— Richard Brookhiser
Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2003)
The Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia with the prestige of George Washington presiding.
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