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We all know about George Washington or do we?
Did you know, for example, that he dreamed of becoming a British
To learn about the real George Washington,
go to http://www.mountvernon.org/education/index.html.
Click on "Biographical Information." Scroll down
the page and take the true/false test. Based on what you found
out from this quiz, what surprised you most about Washington?
Write down your answers.
Hit the back button and click on "A Brief Biography of George Washington."
How did George's brother Lawrence influence his life?
Click on "Next." How did Washington's life change after he married?
Click on "Next." Why do you think George Washington was chosen to
be the commander in chief of the Continental Army? Why was he
successful as commander in chief?
Why do you think George Washington wanted to live as a private
citizen after the war?
It was said that Washington was ". . . first in war, first
in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." What do you
think is meant by this quote?
Pretend you are George Washington. In the first person, write
one chapter (no more than three pages) about your (his) life.
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