Washington’s Home: Mount Vernon

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President George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon was far more elegant than Lincoln. Although orphaned early in life, Washington was home-schooled by tutors, then worked at various jobs until he found a home in the military. His best personal decision was marrying the rich widow, Martha Custis.

While managing his own estate and those of his wife and step-children, he became one of the wealthiest men in the state. His enterprises included farming and a distillery. In spite of his wealth, Washington spent many years in service to his country –  first, as a soldier in the French and Indian Wars, in the politics of the Virginia colony, as Commander of the Continental Army, and then as President of the United States. Washington was both wise and patriotic.

In my opinion, his greatest act of patriotism was refusing a third term as President of the United States. The United States could have become a monarchy with  George as its first king.

 

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