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Section 1: Washington Heads the New Government

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George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens http://www.mountvernon.org/
Detailed information about the beloved home of George Washington, to which he bid a fond farewell when he assumed the duties of the presidency and to which he returned after his retirement.

Monticello, the Home of Thomas Jefferson http://www.monticello.org/
Well-organized and clearly presented information about Jefferson's home in Virginia, including a look at a typical day in Jefferson's life at Monticello.