George Washington: A Resource Guide
Amazing Americans: George Washington
Designed for elementary and middle-school students,
America's Library provides a variety of stories about
George Washington, including information
about the Declaration
of Independence, his marriage, and his life
as a soldier.
Back in Time: Commander in Chief George Washington Resigned
Back in Time: Washington Wrote a Letter to the Continental
Treasures of the Library of Congress
Independence: Drafting the Documents
This exhibition includes a timeline;
an essay on the drafting
of the Declaration of Independence; and related documents,
manuscripts, and prints such as Thomas Jefferson's "original
Rough draught" and George Washington's personal
copy of the Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence.
Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the
of the Library of Congress
Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this
exhibition, including a manuscript
letter to Henry Knox
in the hand of Washington's secretary, April 10, 1789.
and the Founding of the American Republic
Explores the role religion played in the founding of
the American colonies, in the shaping of early American
life and politics, and in forming the American Republic.
This exhibition includes information on many items related
to the Founding Fathers and religion, including
from George Washington to George Mason in
support of tax-supported religion.
of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were the Founding
Fathers most responsible for overseeing the initial design
and direction of the U.S. Capitol. This exhibition includes
original prints, drawings and documents, including Jefferson's
competition guidelines printed in the American Daily
Advertiser (Philadelphia) on March 24, 1792.
and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the phrase Washington,
George, 1732-1799 to find digital images related to
Washington such as prints, photographs, and political
Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress
This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of George Washington and Martha Washington.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland
On April 30, 1789, George Washington delivered his first
inaugural address to a joint session of Congress, assembled
in Federal Hall in the nation's new capital, New York
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously
adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the
colonies' separation from Great Britain.
At 10:00 P.M. on December 14, 1799, George Washington
died at his Mt. Vernon home after five decades of service
to his country.
Digital Reference Section Web Guides
American Founders Online: An Annotated Guide to Their
Papers and Publications
The digital resources described in this guide provide
online access, in varying degrees, to the personal papers
and/or publications of the major founders of the American
Republic. In some cases, official compilations
of government documents are also included because of
the prominence of a particular founder in the recorded
activities of the governing body in question.
as Poets: Poetry Written by United States Presidents
Many presidents of the United States, including George
Washington, have turned to poetry at certain points
in their lives as an outlet for their feelings and
thoughts, or to explore the resources of the English
Documents in American History
This site offers a list of some of the most important
documents in American history from 1763 to 1877. Each
document has a page with background information, links
to digital material associated with the documents, and
bibliographies for both adult and young readers. Many
of the documents contain information related to Washington,
including his commission
as commander-in-chief, and his inaugural and
Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation
Historian Henry Wiencek discussed his book, which focuses
on the life of Washington and explores early slavery in