- 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.
- Benjamin Franklin Historical Society Marriage and Children contains background about his family, including information about Francis Folger Franklin, his son who died from smallpox at 4 years old.
- Benjamin Franklin Historical Society Interesting Facts provides a great overview of some of this Founder's achievements.
- Benjamin Franklin and the Kite Experiment explains background about this June 1752 scientific test.
- Benjamin Franklin, the Pragmatic Innovator is a Library of Congress page that provides a brief overview of this Founding Father.
- Benjamin Franklin and Slavery provides background about Franklin's thoughts about slavery throughout his life.
- Washington Crossing Historic Park documents the history of the victory achieved by General Washington and the Continental Army after they crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776.
- Washington Crossing the Delaware presents the 1851 painting by Emanuel Leutze that is on display in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Washington's Crossing: The Revolutionary War in Four Minutes is an October 31, 2017 video from the American Battlefield Trust that provides an overview of this historic crossing.
- Washington History Channel Series is a trilogy that explains how George Washington will become "the greatest man in the world." Episodes include "Loyal Subjects," "Rebel Commander," and "Father of His Country."Explore An Interactive Map of George Washington's Key Battles, An Interactive Timeline of George Washington's Life, and George Washington's Vision for America.
- George Washington de Lafayette provides a brief background about the son of Marquis de Lafayette.
- Jefferson's Gravestone provides details about Thomas Jefferson's "explicit instructions regarding the monument to be erected over his grave."
- Thomas Jefferson: Design for Tombstone and Inscription, before 4 July 1826
- Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia provides numerous articles about Jefferson and his world in these categories: Agriculture and Gardening (60), Art (14), Books (20), Architecture (37), Education (20), Food and Drink (46), Frequently Asked Questions (49), Monticello (Plantation) (45), Monticello (House) (66), Music (9), Objects (198), People (215), Personal Life (82), Places (65), Politics (56), Quotations (30), Spurious Quotations (69), Religion (16), Science and Exploration (80), Slavery (44), Thomas Jefferson Foundation (13), University of Virginia (UVA) (10), and Writings (18).
- Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia: French Revolution provides a short overview about some of Jefferson's political thoughts about this event.
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.
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.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFvx8n_9s9M&t=833s Published on Jan 17, 2020 Congress created the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, and John Adams nominated George Washington to serve as the army's Commander-in-Chief. While there were over 230 skirmishes and battles fought during the American Revolution, these are the battles where General Washington personally secured his legacy as "First in War." Learn more about the Revolutionary War: https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-revolutionary-war/
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbGodj0lJ2Q 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 Mountvernon.org to learn more.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tXmpIp6_7c&t=111s Published on Dec 5, 2018 George Washington's Continental Army has fought for five long years to drive the British from American soil. Now, with the aid of French land and naval forces, that time may be near. Washington and his allies have surrounded the British at Yorktown, Virginia. The dream of American independence hangs in the balance. Learn more about the Revolutionary War: https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-revolutionary-war/
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k55VdRD8DDo 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.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck19M3Zy864 Published on Mar 1, 2019 Did you know that when the Constitution of the United States was created, it was written in a way so that slavery could not be banned by the federal government until 1808? Executive Director of the Washington Library Kevin Butterfield discusses the details of how this was written and why. Learn more about George Washington and slavery: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/george-washington-and-slavery/
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfDLvlF7EjU&t=34s Published on Mar 13, 2020 This is the story of Martha Washington, the worthiest of partners to the worthiest of men. Elizabeth Keaney, a character interpreter at Mount Vernon, shares the life of the woman she portrays. Learn more about Martha Washington and other women at mountvernon.org/women
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7XcoYLUnSQ Published on Apr 16, 2020
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzS1jte_mzA Published on Jan 5, 2016 Tom Reinhart, Deputy Director for Architecture for Mount Vernon, provides an overview of the interesting architectural elements employed by George Washington in the design of his Mount Vernon home. For more please visit: mountvernon.org/mansion
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwqeH557c70 Published on Aug 8, 2013 Learn more about the design and construction of the only remaining set of full dentures used by Washington in Mount Vernon's collection. Learn more at http://www.mountvernon.org/teeth
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Of3YXBXQ0 Published on Nov 16, 2018 Myth has it that George Washington's teeth were made out of wood...Except that they weren't! Learn about what his teeth were made of, how his dentures were created and how they worked. Learn more about Washington's teeth: https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/health/washingtons-teeth #AskMountVernon
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y43jnYfyOQ 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: https://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhv2nTiN4h0&t=105s 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
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fM7Es2-NEQ Published on Apr 26, 2017 Take an inside look at the everyday process and the traditions involved in preparing the tomb of America's first President for visitors.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ7CVVlkAmM Published on Dec 14, 2015 In this video created for George Washington's Mount Vernon by the History Channel, Gen. Colin Powell describes the virtues and strengths of General George Washington as a military leader and political statesman. www.mountvernon.org
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHRmcu9PDUE&t=212s Published on May 8, 2018 Jeremy Ray, Manager of History Interpretation at George Washington's Mount Vernon explains how George Washington has remained our highest ranking officer in the American Army. Learn more about Washington during the war: https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-revolutionary-war
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iRR5SmJaJA 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
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJGRIaifYyE Published on Jan 30, 2013 An inside look at George Washington's copy of the Acts of Congress, which has returned home to Mount Vernon. The book contains Washington's personal copy of the Constitution, complete with his own marginal notes. It is on display at Mount Vernon Sep. 17, 2012 - Feb. 18, 2013. Read more at https://www.mountvernon.org/library/research-library/special-collections-and-archives/the-acts-of-congress
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvl42Fpwlww Published on Feb 28, 2020 What happened to the last will and testament of George Washington? Katrina Krempasky (Fairfax County Courthouse) recounts the fascinating journey of George and Martha Washington's wills during the Civil War.Learn more about George Washington's will here: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/george-washingtons-will/ Learn more about Martha Washington's will and what happened to the Washington family heirlooms here: https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/martha-washington/who-inherited-martha-washingtons-treasures
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZahX4gEbwM 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.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwJ9H5gkvAM 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!
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raVanWEOMX8 Published on Dec 22, 2015 Performed by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Part of the The Music of Washington's World series
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOMM_Oc3Jqo 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 www.mountvernon.org/women