Why Didn't George Washington Abolish Slavery?

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After being elected the first president of the United States, why didn't George Washington abolish slavery? President of Mount Vernon Doug Bradburn talks about the circumstances that were born out the creation of the new United States Constitution that made it hard to abolish slavery. #AskMountVernon Learn more about slavery at Mount Vernon: https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/slavery/
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