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Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, the George Washington Leadership in History Prize of $1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior division that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.
We encourage students to research a topic on this essential man in American history. Ideas include involvement in the French and Indian War, service as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, presiding over the Constitutional Convention, the Presidency, and innovations in farming.
To research a topic for consideration of the George Washington Leadership in History Prize here are some sources that will be helpful in your research.
Each June, the Kenneth E. Behring National Contest is held at the University of Maryland at College Park where winners are selected and honored. George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens is pleased to award the George Washington Leadership in History Prize.
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