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George Washington - Between the Wars Mount Vernon (1759 - 1774)

Geeorge Washington1) On January 6, 1759, Washington married the wealthy widow Martha Dandridge Custis.  How old was Martha?

  1. 18 years old

  2. 22 years old

  3. 28 years old

  4. 32 years old

2) George and Martha never had any children together � his earlier bout with smallpox in 1751 may have made him sterile.

  • True or False?

3) Washington's marriage to Martha greatly increased his property holdings and social standing, and made him one of Virginia's wealthiest men. He acquired one-third of the 18,000-acre Custis estate upon his marriage and managed the remainder on behalf of Martha's children, for whom he sincerely cared. What was the approximant worth of the estate?

  1. $50,000

  2. $100,000

  3. $150,000

  4. $250,000

4) In 1754, Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie had promised land bounties to the soldiers and officers who volunteered to serve during the French and Indian War. The governor finally fulfilled Dinwiddie's promise in 1769�1770. Who was the governor?

  1. Norborne Berkeley

  2. Henry Lee

  3. Harvey Washington

  4. William Jefferson

5) Washington subsequently receiving title to 23,200 acres near.  What is the location?

  1. the Kanawha River flows into the Mississippi River

  2. the Ohio River flows into the Missouri River

  3. the Simpson Creek flows into the West Fork River

  4. the Kanawha River flows into the Ohio River

6) He also frequently bought additional land in his own name. By 1775, Washington had doubled the size of Mount Vernon to 6,500 acres and had increased its slave population to over 100.

  • True or False?

7) As a respected military hero and large landowner, he held local office and was elected to the Virginia provincial legislature, the House of Burgesses. What year was he first elected to the House of Burgesses?

  1. 1758

  2. 1760

  3. 1762

  4. 1764

8) Washington lived an aristocratic lifestyle, what was a favorite leisure activity.

  1. Deep sea fishing

  2. Fox hunting

  3. Bird hunting

  4. Buffalo hunting

9) In 1766, he started switching Mount Vernon's primary cash crop away from tobacco to wheat, a crop that could be processed and then sold in various forms in the colonies, and further diversified operations to include flour milling, fishing, horse breeding, spinning, weaving and (in the 1790s) whiskey production.

  • True or False?

10) In 1769, What year did he became more politically active, presenting the Virginia Assembly with legislation to ban the importation of goods from Great Britain.

  1. 1759

  2. 1763

  3. 1769

  4. 1776

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