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1. Youth and Childhoods—1731-
Topic includes “our childhoods,” George’s surveying, and our relationships with the Fairfaxes. We also talk about Martha’s marriage to Daniel Custis, and George’s inheritance.
2. French and Indian War Years—1752-
This topic includes George's pre-
3. The Love Story -
We met and found we were compatible -
4. Events Leading to the Declaration of Independence—1758-
In this topic, we discuss early years on the plantation, the problems with crops and prices, the hardships England was causing with taxation without representation, protests in the colonies, from the siege of Boston to the defense of Long Island, and how the Declaration of Independence was created and adopted.
5. The Revolutionary War, Part 1: The General and Mrs. Washington—1775-
We review the events leading to The Declaration of Independence, our roles early in the American Revolution. We talk about Martha attending winter encampments, the strife at Valley Forge, the Victories and Defeats, and selected battles: Lexington and Concord to the first Morristown winter encampment.
6. The Revolutionary War, Part 2: The General and Mrs. Washington—1779-
George and Martha discuss life at winter encampments from and battles outside Philadelphia to Paoli and battles in the Southern Campaign, the mutinies, the battle and surrender at Yorktown, the Newburgh Conspiracy, George’s Resignation as Commander-
7. The Consitution, 1783-
The Washington’s discuss the origin of the Constitution, from the Treaty of Paris, The Constitutional Convention, the debates and compromises, the establishment of the Constitution, and George taking the Oath of Office.
8. The President and "Lady" Washington—1783-
We share our contributions during the Birth of Our Nation, and we review the events surrounding the Constitutional Convention, the 8 years serving as the Chief Executive and "Lady" Washington, the leaders we worked with, as well as the Whiskey Rebellion, Jay's Treaty, National Bank, future capital city/D.C. , and Farewell Address.
9. Our "Vine and Fig" Years at Mt. Vernon / Retirement—1797-
As we retired to Mt. Vernon after the call of duty as Commander-
10. Colonial Life—Military *-
Our presentation is interactive as we talk about the experiences of the Continental Army and contrast that with the experiences of the British Army. We further explain about encampments and the life of a camp follower and families of soldiers and compare that with the daily life in the colonies.
* Possibly dress volunteers from audience in 18th century military and civilian clothing
Portrayed by Bill and Cara Elder
11. In God We Still Trust
George and Martha talk about what they had to deal with—the unrest and rebellion in the Colonies. During the unrest, the Founding Fathers contemplated the role that religious principles, Christianity, and faith would play in creating the new government for our new country.