George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon provides this background information about President Washington:

  1. President Washington never lived in Washington, D.C.
  2. George Washington established the tradition of a cabinet of advisors
  3. Washington signed into law the first copyright law
  4. Washington set precedents for the social life of the president
  5. The first Thanksgiving Proclamation was issued by President Washington
  6. President Washington personally led troops into the field to stop the Whiskey Rebellion
  7. Washington vetoed only two bills while President
  8. President Washington delivered an important address on religious tolerance at a Rhode Island synagogue
  9. Washington’s second inaugural address is the shortest ever delivered
  10. Washington’s Farewell Address is one of the most celebrated speeches in American history.
Washington is sworn in as President of the United States (Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association)

Washington is sworn in as President of the United States (Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association)

George Washington's Mount Vernon is an excellent and highly recommended Youtube channel that produces and continues to produce very good videos that will enrich your understanding of the life and times of George Washington. These enrichment videos (not required viewing) will further your understanding of the founding of the United States of America.

  • 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=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=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=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=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=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