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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington has positively contributed to American society by leading the Continental Army to triumph, establishing the role as the First President of the United States, and leading the nation […]

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Reflections on Debates

When the Founding Fathers were drafting the Constitution, there were many disputes. Not everyone was in agreement and many voiced their opinion through debate. Debate promoted equity of voice and […]

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A Slice of Life at NHA

My name is Izabella Lizarazo and I am a 17 year old from Weehawken, New Jersey (the town where Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton) and I am a rising senior […]

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James Monroe’s Oak Hill

The first half of the ride was accented with thunder. Strong, bellowing, mighty. The grey sky was host to great drums, sharp rain, and impossibly quick flashes of brilliance- an […]

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A Trip to the White House

Many would hear about “A trip to the White House” and expect some extravagant series of hijinks filled with Presidential sightings, First Ladies in their element, and maybe even a […]

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Antietam National Battlefield

Hi, my name is Christian Rodriguez and today is my fourth official day with the National History Academy. Today we visited a remarkable historical site which is the Antietam National […]

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Social Life at the National History Academy

A common theme throughout the history of the world seems to be that several different groups of people are unable to cooperate with each other. With the growing tensions of […]

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HBS Cases: History in the Present Tense

During my five-hour red-eye flight from Seattle, I repeatedly asked myself a question: “How will the knowledge I gain from history camp apply to modern issues?” And after just a […]

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Gina Rufo’s Video Blog – Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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West Virginia’s Liberty Bell

A woman in an extravagantly tailored dress walks beside a man in a Civil War uniform. Single story brick structures with arching windows line thin roads. But amidst this picturesque […]

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

It is to society’s general knowledge that controversy and conflict are to be avoided. We see it as our responsibility to uphold the morals and ethics of the outdated institutions […]

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2019 Class kicks off the summer at Montpelier

Hi everyone, Gina Rufo here! Today was my first official day with the National History Academy and we took a field-trip to James Madison’s home, Montpelier. The beautiful grounds are […]