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.
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.
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 a letter from George Washington to George Mason in support of tax-supported religion.
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 Capitol competition guidelines printed in the American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia) on March 24, 1792.
Search PPOC using the subject heading "Washington, George, 1732-1799" to find digital images related to Washington such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase "George Washington" to locate additional images.
This guide is a portal to the online words of the men who served in or as diplomats for the Continental Congresses, the Constitutional Convention, and the Federal government of the United States until the close of the War of 1812.
The collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the American Revolution era (1763-1783), including manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, books, images, and maps. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the American Revolution that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on the American Revolution and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.
On June 19, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. This guide provides access to digital materials at the Library of Congress, external websites, and a print bibliography.
Published on September 19, 1796, George Washington’s Farewell Address announced his retirement and offered his political advice to the country. This guide compiles digital materials, external websites, and a print bibliography related to the address.
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 language.
Nathan Dorn discusses George Washington's copy of the Acts of the First Session of the First Congress under the Federal Constitution of 1789. This title is part of the Law Library of Congress' rare book collection.
Kai Bird, author of "The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter" (Crown); James Oakes, author of "The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution" (Norton); and David O. Stewart, author of "George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father" (Dutton), discuss their presidential biographies with Nancy Cordes, chief White House correspondent for CBS News.
In 1789, the nation's first inauguration featured a surprise -- George Washington made a speech after taking the oath of office, although no one was expecting it. The inaugural address became an instant tradition. Julie Miller, the Library's early American historian, explains how Washington made history and precedent.