Class Notes

Many of the stories that we know about George Washington are unfortunately not true.  After Washington’s death, an author named Parson Weems became concerned that the youth were growing up not knowing Washington and that he might be forgotten.  To help connect the youth to Washington he wrote a book that told stories of him as a kid and even added lessons that the current youth could learn from the nation’s father, like not telling a lie after chopping down the cherry tree.

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