Fun Fact: America Has Never Executed Anyone For Treason

While treason can sometimes be considered the worst crime under the law, nobody has technically been executed for it under the federal government of America. George Washington could have done so to rebels during the Whisky Rebellion but he chose to pardon them instead.

Fun Fact: Why Washington Ran Twice

Washington had the desire to retire after one term instead of two terms. A major reason he stayed in politics was because two of his cabinet members Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton had such polarizing politics that they risked dividing the country without someone they respected to tone down their war of politics.

Fun Fact: The Man Who Gave The Eulogy For George Washington

While not nearly as famous as his son Robert E. Lee, Henry Lee III was a notable military commander and politician in his own right. He even had the power to give out an official eulogy during George Washington’s funeral where he said “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts ofContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Man Who Gave The Eulogy For George Washington”