When George Washington lived here, Mount Vernon was an 8,000-acre plantation divided into five farms. Each farm was a complete unit, with its own overseers, work force of slaves, livestock, equipment, and buildings. Take a virtual tour of the Estate.
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Shaping the presidency [encore presentation]
Audience: Grades 8-12
Webcast: 11/5/2012-11/9/2012 ·Satellite Uplink: 11/7/2012
Our panel of guests look back at how Washington had a profound impact on defining the office of the president and discuss how campaigning, the election process, and the role of the media affected early presidential candidacies, and how those influences have evolved. This program is in our Video On Demand Library. Registration is required.
THE CONSTITUTION AND EXECUTIVE POWER
Audience: Students in Grades 9-12 & Educators
Webcast & Satellite Uplink: November 13, 2012
At Mount Vernon, students and educators joined host Julie Silverbrook, executive director of The Constitutional Sources Project, and historians Joseph Ellis and Carol Berkin for an exploration of executive powers. This program is in our Video On Demand Library. Registration is required.
inaugural visions: Presidents Washington to Obama
Audience: Grades 9-12
Webcast: January 18, 2013 ·Satellite Uplink: January 22, 2013
Recorded live at Mount Vernon's Ammerman Student Leadership Program, this program compares and contrasts the inaugurations of George Washington and Barack Obama. This program is in our Video On Demand Library. Registration is required.
founding mothers: Remembering the ladies
Audience: Grades 9-12
Webcast & Satellite Uplink: March 6, 2013
This program, moderated by Cokie Roberts, explores the struggles to establish a nation as seen through the eyes of our nation’s first First Ladies — Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison. This program is in our Video On Demand Library. Registration is required.