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  • Washington and the Founding of Washington DC
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    Washington and the Founding of Washington, DC

    Mr. Bowling talked about George Washington’s fascination with the Potomac River which led to the development along the river which led to the choice of Washington, DC for the location of…

  • Washington and Modern Day America
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    Washington and Modern Day America

    Mr. Brookhiser talked about George Washington’s character, examining him as a man of charisma, a hero, a gentleman, a skeptic and a politician. He discussed how civility governed…

  • George Washington and the American Revolution
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    George Washington and the American Revolution

    History professors talked about George Washington and the prelude to revolution. In separate addresses they discussed the reasons Washington became an ardent supporter of war despite his…

  • Washington and Slavery
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    Washington and Slavery

    Ms. Thompson talked about George Washington as a slave owner. She said that he was known for implementing changes in crops and techniques which would have challenged slaves. She also said…

  • Washingtons Relationship with Women
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    Washington's Relationship with Women

    Mr. Rees talked about George Washington’s relationships with the women in his life including his mother, Sally Fairfax, Martha Washington, and the children he helped raise. He said that…