The Mansion will be closed Jan. 23 – Feb. 5. The grounds remain open.

Lesson Purpose

Explore with your students how George Washington’s first presidential cabinet was created and how its members’ varying political views and compromises affected their decision-making. Through analysis of primary source excerpts and small groups, this resource illustrates the value and productivity that came from civic friendship and civil disagreement in the past, and invites them to reflect on their responsibilities today.

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