• Founders Online provides viewers the ability to read and search through thousands of records from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.
  • The Paul Revere House provides information about Revere's ride, business ventures, and three centuries of Boston history.
  • Ben Franklin's World is a podcast for people who love history and want to know more about the early American past.

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Marquis de Lafayette

  • Marquis de Lafayette is a BritannicaSchool entry that provides information about Lafayette's early life, his involvement in the American Revolution, and a brief overview of his life during the French Revolution.
  • Marquis de Lafayette American Battlefield Trust provides an overview of this Major General and his leadership during the Revolutionary War.

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George Washington's Mount Vernon

This highly recommended Youtube channel produces and continues to produce very good videos that will enrich your understanding of the life and times of George Washington. These enrichment videos will further your understanding of the founding of the United States of America.

  • Published on May 31, 2015 The Winter Patriots explores one of the darkest moments of the American Revolution and how the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, was able to save the cause of independence through one brilliant military campaign at the end of 1776 and the beginning of 1777. Follow Washington’s forces as they cross the icy Delaware River on their way to their surprise victory at the Battle of Trenton. Watch as Washington crosses the river once more and fights the British and Hessians on the Assunpink Creek and at the Battle of Princeton. The Winter Patriots is the second animated feature presentation produced by Wide Awake Films and George Washington’s Mount Vernon – the home of General George Washington. Visit to learn more.

  • Published on Dec 12, 2018 A More Perfect Union explores the many challenges facing the new nation and describes how our founding fathers, led by George Washington, created the United States Constitution. Born of compromise, this founding document laid the foundation for our more perfect union.

  • Published on Nov 28, 2017 Mount Vernon is the home to the first president of the United States, George Washington. History might mostly remember him as a general in the Revolutionary War, or the first President, but he was much more than that. Entrepreneur, master equestrian, and innovative agriculturist, Washington was a man with many different sides. His legacy is reflected today at his estate in Virginia. Thanks to the passion and hard work of our employees, you can come visit Mount Vernon and be transported back to the 18th century. Come learn more about the man who helped create the Untied States of America, and be inspired by this timeless estate. Visit Mount Vernon:

  • Published on Dec 23, 2015 The Mount Vernon estate would not exist today if it were not for the efforts of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Founded in 1853, it was the first preservation group in America. This short film explores the history behind these amazing women who saved one of Americas most important landmarks. The Birth of Preservation in America - Mount Vernon Ladies Association

  • Published on Jun 29, 2018 After being elected the first president of the United States, why didn't George Washington abolish slavery? President of Mount Vernon Doug Bradburn talks about the circumstances that were born out the creation of the new United States Constitution that made it hard to abolish slavery. #AskMountVernon

  • Published on Jan 4, 2016 Deborah Colburn, Interpretive Programs Supervisor at Mount Vernon discusses Washington's dancing abilities and the various dances during his lifetime and at Mount Vernon.

  • Published on Apr 14, 2020 During this time it's important to wash your hands and stay safe! Our fifer, Don Francisco is here to offer 20 seconds of the classic, Yankee Doodle!

  • Published on May 1, 2020 This is the story of Ann Pamela Cunningham, a woman who spent her life preserving George Washington's home and legacy. She brought together the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1853 and collected the equivalent of 6 million dollars by today's standards to purchase Mount Vernon and the surrounding land. To learn more about Ann Pamela Cunningham and the lives of other women at Mount Vernon go to