Voices Of History by the Bill of Rights Institute

Heroes and Villains

Founders and the Constitution

In this lesson, students will study the life of George Washington. They will learn why he is known as "Father of His Country", his reasons for not seeking a third term as President, the purposes of his Farewell Address, and much more.
Handout A: George Washington (1732–1799)
Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions
Handout C: In His Own Words: George Washington on the Constitution
Thematic Essays
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
Additional Classroom Activities
Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Definitions
Answer Key
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