Washington and the Fight for Philadelphia
Richard Brookhiser addressed the question before George Washington in 1777: Could the British subdue the American rebels by capturing their capital, Philadelphia? It was Washington’s actions in moments like this that forged his reputation and ultimately led to his unanimous selection as the first president. The New-York Historical Society hosted this event. close
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