This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War - Key Figures - Martha Washington. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Martha Washington, was born Martha Dandridge in Chestnut Grove, VA. She was the eldest daughter of John Dandridge, a wealthy landowner, and his wife, Frances Jones Dandridge, both of whom came from established New England families. Martha's first husband, also a wealthy landowner, was Daniel Parke Custis. They had 4 children; 2 died in childhood.
Martha met the young George Washington at a formal ball in Williamsburg, VA. She had many suitors, but married Washington on January 6, 1759. She moved that spring with her 2 surviving children, John Parke Custis (Jacky) and Martha Parke Custis (Patsy), to Mount Vernon, Washington's estate. Her 2 children were adopted and raised by George Washington.
George Washington Parke Custis' daughter, Mary Custis Lee, married Robert E. Lee. A part of the Custis estate which had passed through George Washington Parke Custis to his son-in-law was confiscated by the federal government during the Civil War, though the United States Supreme Court eventually found that the government had to reimburse the family. That land is now known as Arlington National Cemetery.
The presentation covers the following:
Meeting George Washington
Restoring Mt. Vernon
After the Presidency
End of Presentation
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on... The American Revolutionary War.