Amer Rev. Mt Vernon Teacher book

US History

Mount Vernon George Washington’s Plantation

By Janet Giel-Romo, Ed.D.

George Washington lived in Virginia.

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He owned a plantation. A plantation is a big farm.

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His plantation was called Mount Vernon.

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Slaves had to work on his plantation. Slaves did not get paid. Slavery is not allowed anymore.

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Slaves grew wheat. George Washington sold the wheat.

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People bought wheat to make bread.

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Slaves took care of George Washington’s animals.

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Mount Vernon is now a museum. Tourists can see the plantation.

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You’ve Got This!

Who is this?

A. George Washington

B. A Prince

A. George Washington

Where did Washington live?

A. Virginia

B. New York

A. Virginia

What is a plantation?

A. Colony

B. Big farm

B. Big Farm

What was George Washington’s plantation called?

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A. Cabin

B. Mount Vernon

B. Mount Vernon

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Was George Washington a president?

A. Yes B. No

A. Yes

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Who worked on Washington’s plantation?

A. Employees

B. Slaves

B. Slaves

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What grew on the plantation?

A. Wheat

B. Rice

B. Wheat

What can you make with wheat?

A. Bread

B. Hamburger

A. Bread

Did George Washington have animals?

A. Yes

B. No

A. Yes

Can people go to Mount Vernon today?

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A. Yes

B. No

A. Yes, it is a museum.

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