A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution (Full Movie)
A More Perfect Union explores the many challenges facing the new nation and describes how our founding fathers, led by George Washington, created the United States Constitution. Born of compromise, this founding document laid the foundation for our more perfect union.
Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony LIVE at Mount Vernon
Watch 50 new Americans become legal citizens at George Washington's historic home, Mount Vernon on July 4th, 2019. Guest speakers include Dr. Douglas Bradburn (MVLA), George Washington (as portrayed by Dean Malissa), Kimberly Zanotti, Field Office Director at USCIS, Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, and Rick Atkinson, best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
President Washington's FIRST State of the Union Address
On January 8, 1790, President George Washington delivered to Congress the first State of the Union address in American history. Learn more at mountvernon.org/sotu1790
The Women Who Saved Mount Vernon
The Mount Vernon estate would not exist today if it were not for the efforts of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Founded in 1853, it was the first preservation group in America. This short film explores the history behind these amazing women who saved one of Americas most important landmarks.
The Birth of Preservation in America - Mount Vernon Ladies Association
Washington and the Presidency
Mount Vernon, New York
Mount Vernon is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. It lies on the border of the New York City borough of the Bronx. As of the 2010 census, Mount Vernon had a population of 67,292.
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WASHINGTON DC - TOUR of ALEXANDRIA, MOUNT VERNON, and FREE MUSEUMS - vlog
Welcome to Washington D.C. the capital of the United States! In this vlog, we visit the free Smithsonian museums, the historic neighborhood of Alexandria, and President George Washington's house in Mount Vernon.
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0:28 - 2:24 Alexandria, VA
2:25 - 3:55 DC Metro
4:05 - 6:30 Museum of African American History and Culture
6:40 - 10:45 DC Tour and Hop on Hop Off Bus
10:46 - 14:55 Mount Vernon - George Washington's House
14:56 - 17:10 National Portrait Gallery
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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MOUNT VERNON!
Our day at George Washington's Mount Vernon. We toured the home and grounds of the first President of the United States. We highly recommend this attraction for everyone especially families. There is a lot to do and learn!
A Lottery Ticket Endorsed By George Washington In 1768 At Mount Vernon
George Washington in 10 minutes
This is a video reviewing the major concepts about George Washington typically covered on the New York State US History Regents
Ron Chernow on George Washington - Full Interview
Dr. Douglas Bradburn, Founding Director of the Washington Library at Mount Vernon, had a chance in June of 2015 to sit down with author Ron Chernow at his Brooklyn home. Mr. Chernow is a Pulitzer-prize winning author of biographies on Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.
To see other portions of this interview please visit: Mountvernon.org/chernowvideos
George Washington's House is Closed...
From January 22nd through February 4th, the mansion at George Washington's Mount Vernon will be closed...But when it re-opens, the central passage and main visitors route will be newly restored and looking better than ever!
Join director of Architecture Tom Reinhart in this video as he walks us through all the work that will be done in the mansion during the closure.
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Richard Brookhiser on John Marshall and George Washington
Author Richard Brookhiser sits down with the executive director of the Washington library, Kevin Butterfield, to discuss his latest book John Marshall: The Man Who Made The Supreme Court. In addition, Brookhiser talks about the unique relationship between John Marshall and George Washington, and the impact Washington had on his life.
Rick Atkinson author of The British Are Coming at Mount Vernon
Lecture Three: The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps at Mount Vernon
Watch the Old Guard fife and drum corps in action on a snowy bowling green at Mount Vernon. This performance occurred on Presidents' Day 2014.
George Washington's Tree - Mount Vernon Estate - September 2015
In the Mount Vernon Estate in the outskirts of Washington DC, there grows and prospers a unique tree. One, which was planted long ago by George Washington himself, the first president and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
The chair that George Washington sat in at his inauguration.
May 9, 2009. New York Historical Society.
Slavery: George Washington's Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret
George Washington’s life has been scrutinized by historians over the past three centuries, but the day-to-day lives of Mount Vernon’s enslaved workers have been largely left out of the story. Until now. Historian Mary Thompson's new book, The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret: George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon explores the enslaved community in greater detail than ever before.
0:00:07 What do we know about Washington’s early history with slavery?
0:01:15 What does slavery look like in Virginia during Washington’s youth?
0:02:40 Is there opposition to slavery during this time period?
0:03:24 What do the Quakers say about slavery?
0:03:43 In 1759, what happened to change Washington’s view of slavery?
0:05:31 After George and Martha Washington’s marriage, are they managing more than one plantation?
0:06:32 What is the day-to-day experience of someone managing multiple plantations in several Virginia counties?
0:07:12 How did Washington manage his plantation managers?
0:07:56 Did Washington’s letters to the plantation managers survive?
0:08:32 Did Washington purchase enslaved people?
0:09:45 Are the enslaved people that Washington is purchasing newly enslaved from Africa?
0:10:08 In the 1760s, does Washington show any changes in his thoughts on slavery?
0:11:04 Did the views of George Mason affect Washington?
0:12:05 Before the Revolutionary War, what is the scale of Washington’s ownership of enslaved people?
0:13:33 How did the Revolutionary War change Washington’s view of slavery?
0:15:58 Did Washington try to keep enslaved families together?
0:17:28 What was the quality of life of enslaved people during the Revolutionary War?
0:18:50 How does a war for liberty and rights affect enslaved people?
0:19:54 Are enslaved people running to the British?
0:20:22 What is the state of the Mount Vernon estate at the end of the Revolutionary War?
0:22:09 What labor and trades are enslaved people involved in at Mount Vernon?
0:23:58 What do enslaved artisans and craftspeople do at Mount Vernon?
0:25:11 What did Martha Washington do about slavery?
0:26:42 How involved was Washington in the management of enslaved people?
0:29:24 How involved was Washington in the punishment of enslaved people?
0:30:23 What was life like for enslaved children; at what age did they begin working?
0:32:33 What records did you use to write this book?
0:33:22 Do the records held by Mount Vernon document the events and people of the time?
0:34:10 Tell us about Hercules, an enslaved person, working as a cook at Mount Vernon.
0:37:40 Did George Washington own enslaved people while president?
0:38:50 Tell us the story of Ona Judge.
0:44:05 After Ona Judge ran away, how did the Washingtons deal with the situation?
0:46:10 When did Washington become an anti-slavery advocate?
0:48:01 What is the state of the Mount Vernon estate as Washington ends his presidency?
0:48:34 What is the size of the enslaved population at Mount Vernon and what are Washington’s plans?
0:49:59 After many years of living together, what happened when those enslaved by Washington and the Custis estate were separated?
0:51:29 What does Washington’s 1799 will say about those enslaved?
0:54:31 What is the relationship between the Washingtons and their long-serving enslaved people?
0:57:48 Compare Washington as a slave owner to other slave owners.
0:59:23 Did freed enslaved people remain at Mount Vernon?
1:01:24 Is there an effort to study the DNA of the enslaved people buried at Mount Vernon?
1:05:10 How does learning about slavery impact our understanding of Washington?
The Crucial Revolutionary War Battles Of Princeton and Trenton
Chased out of New York and across New Jersey by a large, vengeful British army, the Americans took refuge in Pennsylvania and Washington conjured up a plan, crossing the Delaware on Christmas night. Desperation had driven him to this perilous moment and for all its melodrama, the assault shows Washington’s generalship at its finest.
Rick Atkinson, best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, explores the Revolutionary War in a new trilogy. Learn more:
Hear My Story: The Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon