Joseph Warren was an an active and vocal opponent of British colonial policies prior to the American Revolution. Read the Entry »

George Washington led the Continental Army to victory over the British in the Revolutionary War. He then served two terms as the first President of the United States under the Constitution. Read the Entry »

In his will, George Washington indicates his desire to emancipate his slaves, to establish a university for the education of American youth and divides his estate and holdings among his surviving family members. It also mentions that the oak box given to him by the Earl of Buchanan, which was used by William Wallace for shelter after the Battle of Falkirk, was to be returned to the Earl, or to his heir. Read the Entry »

The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 was an armed insurrection in western Pennsylvania to protest a federal excise tax on whiskey enacted by Congress in 1791. Read the Entry »