George Washington - Between the Wars
Mount Vernon (1759 - 1774)
On January 6, 1759, Washington married the wealthy widow Martha
Dandridge Custis. How old was Martha?
18 years old
22 years old
28 years old
32 years old
2) George and Martha never had any children
together � his earlier bout with smallpox in 1751 may have made
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?
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?
5) Washington subsequently receiving title to
23,200 acres near. What is the location?
the Kanawha River flows into the
the Ohio River flows into the Missouri
the Simpson Creek flows into the West
the Kanawha River flows into the Ohio
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.
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?
8) Washington lived an aristocratic
lifestyle, what was a favorite leisure activity.
Deep sea fishing
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.
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.