Fort Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga
NY

Fort Ticonderoga on Lake George

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Built by the French 1755 - 59 as Fort Carillon on Lake George, it was taken by the British in 1759 and renamed. During the Revolutionary War the fort went from British to American to British and to American again. Reconstruction began in 1908. Includes living history and reenactments of battles; tours available.
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As in the case of his career as commander-in-chief, Washington’s most important act as president was his giving up the office. The significance of his retirement from the presidency is easily overlooked today, but his contemporaries knew what it meant. Most people assumed that Washington might be president as long as he lived, that he would be a kind of elected monarch like the king of Poland. Hence his retirement from the presidency enhanced his moral authority and set a precedent for future presidents.

Gordon S. Wood
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 (2009)