George Washington shaped a “New America” through his leadership and sacrifice. As a great unifer he was able to transform a bunch of quarrelsome states into one cohesive nation and help to draft its constitution. As our founding father, George Washington leaves behind a legacy of great importance in the history of our country.
George Washington’s yearning for a simpler life at Mount Vernon was always delayed by his devotion to his country. It occupied his mind, however, while he tended to affairs of this new nation. Wouldn’t he be delighted to see Mount Vernon today as the Mount Vernon Ladies Association seeks to maintain the estate as it was in his day?
Enjoy a series of three videos covering his adult life as a surveyor, a general and finally as president of the United States of America.