Washington: A Life Topics for Discussion

Ron Chernow
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Who is Lawrence Washington? What impact did he have on young George's life? Where did the name Mount Vernon come from? Why did Lawrence leave this farm to young George? What did George do with this farm? What did George learn from Lawrence? How did he use this knowledge? Why does the author place so much emphasis on George's relationship with Lawrence?

Who is Sally Fairfax? What type of relationship is implied through the letters that survive between a young George Washington and Sally Fairfax? Why did Washington write to Sally Fairfax before he married Martha? What does this letter imply about Washington's feelings toward Sally? How did this relationship impact Washington's later life? Why does the author mention letters Washington would later write to his young relatives? How did this relationship impact the advice Washington would give to young relatives late in his life?

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