The video teaches students the major events of Washington's Presidency and how his actions set precedents for all future presidents! They learn about he could have been made king but refused, his election, his efforts to unify the nation, the debate and fight overHamilton's Financial Planand the Bank of the United States, the formation of the first political parties and how that worried Washington. It then covers Washington'sNeutrality Proclamationto keep the US out of the European wars, how he successfully ended theWhiskey Rebellion, and finally hisFarewell Addressand his lasting message for the nation to keep the nation at peace and unified.
***The lessons cover state-standards while making sure the content is still interesting.
President Washington Activity
After the video, notes, and quiz, students compare portraits of "George and George" - King George III and President George Washington for students to understand the differences between kings and the American president in how they were portrayed. It will get students thinking critically while understanding how Washington embodied republican and democratic principles!
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