Be Washington: Whiskey Rebellion

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This lesson was created to be used with Mount Vernon's Be Washington interactive experience. Students will analyze advice given to President George Washington during the Whiskey Rebellion crisis in 1794 through the use of primary and secondary sources.

Lesson Objectives:

  • Students will step into the role of George Washington to make a decision on a historical event using primary and secondary sources
  • Students will decide on a solution and reflect on their choice utilizing source material
  • Students will compare 18th-century events with 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century decisions.
Lesson tags: 
Advanced Placement (AP)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
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