In this lesson, developed by and included with the permission of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, students will use background essays and three political cartoons from contemporary artists to engage in a deeper understanding of major events of George Washington’s presidency.
- Students will use political cartoons as a device for understanding three of the major issues that affected Washington’s presidency: the president’s title, the Jay Treaty, and the existence of a national bank.
Click here to access this lesson and accompanying materials on Mount Vernon’s website: https://www.mountvernon.org/education/lesson-plans/lesson/using-political-cartoons-to-understand-history/.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
In our resource history is presented through a series of narratives, primary sources, and point-counterpoint debates that invites students to participate in the ongoing conversation about the American experiment.