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Teaching Mount Vernon and the Dilemma of a Revolutionary Slave Holder

Mount Vernon and the Dilemma of a Revolutionary Slave Holder

, like most powerful Virginians of the 18th century, derived most of his wealth and status from the labor of African and African American slaves. At his father's death in 1743, eleven-year-old George inherited ten slaves.

USHistory.org

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What events influenced George Washington's perception of and experience with slavery?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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