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Now you are ready to put all your ideas together to answer the Essential Question.

How did George Washington's travels help him when he became president?

Imagine that you are running George Washington’s reelection campaign. Put together a campaign advertisement or poster that explains how his travels before and during his first term as president will make him successful in his second term. Use the checklist below to keep track of your progress.

  1. Analyze the task. Make sure you understand what you are expected to do.

  2. Determine who your audience is and how you will convince them of your point of view.

  3. Gather information from what you have read to support your claims and ideas.

  4. Develop a campaign slogan, or convincing statement, that summarizes in a memorable way why someone should vote for Washington.

  5. Draw a picture that highlights Washington's leadership skills.