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Mount Vernon is excited to support National History Day, a national history competition for middle and high school students.

For the 2023-2024 school year, National History Day has selected the theme: Turning Points in History.

From George and Martha Washington to the enslaved community, the history of Mount Vernon is full of people who used their voices and positions as part of turning points in history. Dig deeper into their lives by exploring both primary and secondary sources from Mount Vernon.

Turning Points Timeline

Explore the different turning points of George Washington's life through this interactive timeline!

Explore the Timeline

The George Washington Leadership Prize

Did you know that Mount Vernon has a special award at National History Day? Click the link to learn more about the George Washington Leadership Prize (and how you could win!)

Read about the Prize

Primary Sources

Explore our vast educational primary sources for research ideas, questions to consider, or primary source material.

Explore Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

Explore our digital encyclopedia, content pages, or infographics for more information about life in the eighteenth century.

Explore Secondary Sources

Need Help?

Looking for help with a particular source or question for a National History Day project? Contact us!

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