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Why Didn't Washington Become King?


After being elected the first president of the United States, George Washington had the option to stay president after his first term. CEO and president of Mount Vernon Douglas Bradburn talks about the significance of this decision, why George Washington did it, and how it was a reflection of the newly formed society.

Ask Mount Vernon - Politics

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Why Didn't George Washington Become King of the USA?

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How Did George Washington Vote on Independence?

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What Did Washington Think of King George III?

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How Did Washington Feel About the Sons of Liberty?

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Ask Mount Vernon - Military

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Did George Washington Have A Gun?

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Did George Washington Ever Kill Someone?

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Ask Mount Vernon - Slavery

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Did George Washington Cook Pigs in His Smokehouse?

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Why Didn't George Washington Abolish Slavery?

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Why Did George Washington Have Slaves?

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Ask Mount Vernon - Family

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Did George Washington Have Any Brothers and Sisters?

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How Old Was George Washington When He Got Married?

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Did George Washington Have Kids?

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Did George Washington Have a Dog?

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Where Did Martha Washington Sleep as a Widow?

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Ask Mount Vernon - Personal Life

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What Is George Washington's Middle Name?

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When is George Washington's Birthday?

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Did George Washington Have Good Handwriting?

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How Did George Washington Get So Rich?

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Did George Washington Have Any Friends?

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How Tall Was George Washington?

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How Did George Washington Die?

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The TRUTH About The Cherry Tree Myth

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What Was George Washington's Favorite Food?

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How Many Horses Did George Washington Have?

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What is George Washington's Favorite Animal?

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How Many Pets Did George Washington Have?

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Did George Washington Have A Bathroom?

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Did George Washington Have a Dog?

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What Was George Washington's Favorite Color?

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What was the FINAL Letter George Washington Wrote?

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Did George Washington Use a Bath or Shower?

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What Did George Washington Eat?

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What Kind of Horses Did George Washington Own?

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