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1.01 – Washington Pre-Presidency Part One



George Washington by Charles Willson Peale [1772], courtesy of Wikipedia
Year(s) Discussed: 1732-1764

Our examination of George Washington begins with his early life in Virginia. Washington has to cope with personal loss and self-improvement as he works to make his way in the world. The coming of the French and Indian War takes his life in a new direction and sets the stage for the Revolution to come. We also look at his marriage to Martha Dandridge Custis and his establishment of industries based on slavery at Mount Vernon. Source notes for this episode can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.