According to the History.com, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., was built to commemorate George Washington, the first president of the United States. The 50 flags surrounding the base represent the 50 states. More »

Tickets for the Washington Monument are available free in person at the monument and for advance purchase online at Recreation.gov. Tickets are available daily on a first-come, first-served basis at the Washington Monume... More »

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The Washington Monument was built in two phases: the first between 1848 and 1854 and the second between 1876 and 1884. The first phase of construction continued until the monument stood 156 feet tall and the project ran ... More »

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The full name of the first president of the United States is George Washington; he had no middle name. He was born on Feb. 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and died on Dec. 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia. More »

George Washington experienced many successes in his lifetime, with the greatest of them being elected the first president of the United States and leading the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Among his fa... More »

George Washington became famous during the Revolutionary War as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, and afterward his fame increased as he served two terms as the first president of the United States. Now kno... More »

The United States Department of the Treasury does not indicate a specific reason why George Washington, the first president of the nation, is depicted on the $1 bill. In fact, the very first $1 bills, called "United Stat... More »