This blue wool coat is part of a suit of regimentals made for George Washington in 1789.
Grade Range: 3-12
Duration: 45 minutes
Date Posted: 12/17/2012
This site, produced by the National Portrait Gallery, was created to accompany the famous portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart. Each of the resources on the site supports learning about George Washington through transcripts of historical news articles, modern articles about Washington, and interactive puzzles. Articles cover the major events in Washington’s life, slavery in the colonial era, medicine and Washington’s death, and colonial gossip columns.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)
Standards in History (Grades K-4)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
2: The impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society
3: The institutions and practices of government created during the Revolution and how they were revised between 1787 and 1815 to create the foundation of the American political system based on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights