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We do know that (at least one of) his dentures used human teeth, as you can see in this picture of the exhibit (taken from Snopes), which says: Contrary to popular myth, Washington’s false teeth were not made of wood but of human and cow teeth as well as elephant ivory. In addition, the official website of Mount Vernon notes that: Washington bought human ...


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[I went to add some notable references to the question and was led straight to the answer.] In Washington's Farewell Address, 1796, he warned of obstructions that: put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of ...


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Here's a more authoritative source: During the pre-Revolutionary years, Washington's views toward slavery were [as far as the record reveals] conventional, reflecting those of a typical Virginia planter of his time. He undoubtedly shared the "engrained sense of racial superiority" so common among white Virginians and did not emotionally identify with ...


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