Students! These pages are great places to learn about George Washington and the era in which he lived. We have some great resources for that next American history project - so dig in. And be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, too!

Ask Mount Vernon

Ask Mount Vernon

What did George Washington think of King George III? Did he have good handwriting? What ailment caused his death? Watch our Mount Vernon staff answer these questions and more in our Ask Mount Vernon video series!

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The U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution

How much do you know about the U.S. Constitution? By 1787, the union between the states was unraveling. To save the young nation, delegates from 12 states met in Philadelphia and, with George Washington presiding, created a new form of government.

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The First President

The First President

In 1789, George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States. He helped shape the office's future role and powers, as well as set both formal and informal models for future presidents to follow.

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