In 1752, at the age of twenty, George Washington paid what was then a very handsome sum of twenty-three pounds to join a new Lodge of Masons in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It began as a network of friendships and influences that would affect not just the man destined to be called the Father of his Country, but the nation itself. Among the Masons were many of our nations founding fathers, including Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Paul Jones, and Paul Revere. But what was the Masons agenda? How did the Masons influence the shape of our country? What dark secrets does the Mason-influenced architecture of our nations capital hold? And lastly, what exactly is the Solomon Key? Conspiracy and the Freemasons takes you on an enlightening and entertaining journey through the connections between the Masons, the founding fathers, and the secret architecture of our nations capital (major aspects of The Solomon Key), while examining the historical, international, and apocryphal conspiracies long associated with the secret society of the Freemasons.