George Washington’s Birthday

Today we celebrate the birth of our first US President. We also celebrate National Margarita Day – Cheers!

According to the historians at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s relationship with newspapers was complicated. Early in his career he was widely loved by the press, but towards the end, as the number of newspapers increased dramatically, so did the negative press coverage of his leadership. After his passing, and as time went by, newspapers focused not on controversy, but printed reverential pictures of the first President of the United States instead. Here’s a few examples:

 

 

 

 

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