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    Washington at the Plow

    How did George Washington’s experimentation with farming influence his views on slavery? Author Bruce Ragsdale offered his thoughts in Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the…

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    Elizabeth Powel - Washington's Political Confidante

    Elizabeth Powel’s political salons attracted, among others, constitutional convention delegates to her Philadelphia home. A surviving eight-page letter provides a glimpse into her role as confidante to…

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    Travels with George

    Author Nathaniel Philbrick examined George Washington’s time as president by retracing his journey through the new republic. This virtual program was hosted by the National Archives.

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    George Washington's Farewell Address

    President George Washington delivered his farewell address 225 years ago. Mount Vernon convened a virtual panel to revisit his warnings against threats confronting the young nation. Featured…

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    George Washington's Final Battle

    History professor Robert Watson looked at George Washington’s efforts to make Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. This was a virtual event hosted by George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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    Author Discussion on George Washington

    David O. Stewart, author of George Washington, and Robert Watson, author of George Washington’s Final Battle, discussed the first president’s life. This event is from the Virtual…

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    George Washington

    Historian David O. Stewart explored George Washington’s political ascendancy. This was a virtual event hosted by the White House Historical Association.

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    Virginia Presidents

    This was a look at the eight Virginia-born presidents who led the nation from its 18th-century origins and into the 20th century -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James…

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    George Washington and Washington, D.C.

    Robert Watson talked about his book, George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation. He explained why Washington saw the creation of a successful capital…

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    George Washington's Cabinet

    Historian Lindsay Chervinsky talked about how and why George Washington formed his presidential cabinet. She also spoke about how the American cabinet system differed from the British…

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    James Monroe and George Washington

    James Monroe and George Washington shared a bond forged in the Revolutionary War. Each man would serve his country as president. But the politics of the young nation drove a wedge between them. In this lecture…

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    George Washington's Military Career

    Mount Vernon’s President and CEO Douglas Bradburn talked about George Washington’s military career from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution. This Facebook and YouTube…

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    George Washington's Crossing Reenactment

    Living history enthusiasts gathered to row across the Delaware River at the spot where George Washington and the Continental Army crossed from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on December 25, 1776.…

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    John Berlau on His Book George Washington, Entrepreneur

    Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow John Berlau discussed his book George Washington, Entrepreneur.

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    Washington's End

    Former George W. Bush White House presidential speechwriter Jonathan Horn provided a history of George Washington’s final years.

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    President George Washington's Farewell Address

    John Avlon talked about his book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations. Mr. Avlon argued that Washington warned future generations about the dangers of…

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    Douglas Bradburn on George Washington's Mount Vernon

    Historian Doug Bradburn joined us from Mount Vernon’s Museum and Education Center to talk about George Washington’s vision for the presidency, and the library, home and museum located in Northern…

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    You Never Forget Your First

    Alexis Coe, host of the podcast “Presidents Are People Too!,” chronicled the life of George Washington.

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    George Washington and the Constitution

    The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosted a virtual “town hall” about George Washington’s influence in shaping the Constitution after the Revolutionary War -- and, as president, his…

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    Thomas Jefferson and George Washington

    Veteran historical interpreters portraying Thomas Jefferson and George Washington engaged in a conversation about their roles in the Revolutionary War and the constitutional government that followed.…

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