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Date posted: December 29th 2016

Book Title: Washington - A Life (Part 3, pictures)

First page of the Articles of Confederation

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A ten dollar bill showing Alexander Hamilton’s portrait based on an 1805 portrait by John Trumbull.

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A portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale

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A portrait of James Madison by John Vanderlyn

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A portrait of John Jay by Gilbert Stuart (cropped)

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Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States.

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A portrait by Gilbert Stuart. Washington seems to be extending his hand to someone. Which is funny, because George Washington didn’t shake anybody’s hand.

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Oil painting of George Washington’s inauguration as the first President of the United States.
It’s funny that this bible he is putting his hands on, was a last‑minute thing. In an attempt to make his inauguration seem more majestic, someone thought about using a bible to swear over. A simple act that (even today) makes people have a hard time separating church and state.

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“The hub of the wheel” as Jefferson deemed Washington

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Let’s get ready to rumble!

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National Gazette, Vol. I, Numb. 5

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A check from the Central Bank signed by Johann Jakob Astor a German‑American businessman.

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The difference between Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian ideals.

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Left, “The Storming of the Bastille” by Jean-Pierre Houël. Right, The execution of Marie Antoinette (the queen) in 1793 at the Place de la Concorde. Do notice the dude that is walking away with the head on a spike probably getting laughter and applause...

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Proclamation of Neutrality from the issue of the Columbian Centinel, May 4th, 1793

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The President’s house in Philadelphia showing desolated streets. They even had to have their cabinet meetings outside the city.

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This painting depicts George Washington and his troops near Fort Cumberland, Maryland, before their march to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
The painting does depict Washington as the main guy, but judging by the letters and narrations in the book, Hamilton was “the Hercules in the field” this time around.

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The pamphlet containing the Jay Treaty. Published in Philadelphia in 1795.

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A very tired‑looking Washington towards the end of his second term. Painting by Rembrandt Peale.

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“Washington as Farmer at Mount Vernon”, part of a series on George Washington by Junius Brutus Stearns.

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Washington on his Deathbed by Junius Brutus Stearns, 1851. Not showing his black servants which is totally incorrect, they were there by his side until the very end

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