George Washington is the quintessential American historical figure. The canonized stories of this great Americans life are embedded in our hearts and minds at an early age: from cherry tree moral anecdotes, to revolutionary struggles, to premier political leadership. But these powerful historical events only comprise the beginnings of learning about this unparalleled American hero. This Historic George Washington DVD is a must for not only educators and scholars, but for anyone interested in honoring the greatest of Americans.
Length: 30 Minutes
Now, in this absorbing historical DVD, the whole of George Washingtons storied life is explored to its rich depths. The journey begins by first delving into his modest childhood. Humble and practical lessons from Washingtons farming father, and Washingtons early work as a surveyor, would teach this great man the moral and ethical principles that guided him throughout the rest of his days. From there, the video takes off with Washingtons whirlwind of major experiences. Stirring pictures from the Battle of Valley Forge capture Washingtons budding military career. Washington was beseeched to become the leader of the nation whose freedom he had heroically secured. But his unboastful character made him reticent to take the reigns of this brand new State. A call to duty from a buoyant public left a loyal Washington with no choice but to become the first President. Vivid pictures of both his first and second terms color the narrative as an august presidential personage becomes the bedrock of American politics. Humbleness and prudence, major themes of Washingtons career, would continue as the video depicts his later years. Washington retired to Mount Vernon after refusing a third presidential term to do hands on work with farming and distilling. He would inspect his farms with the same personal care that served him so well during his period as Americas military and political leader.