George Washington’s Secret Code

Ciphers and codes have been used throughout history to both provide intellectual fun and safeguard secrets. George Washington used codes to befuddle the British when he sent messages to his officers during the Revolutionary War. This quick activity gives you the code Washington developed and asks you to figure out what the message was. There is instant feedback to see if you are correct. After working on the code, you can go the related links to find out more about Washington, his writings, and some of the important events of the Revolutionary War.

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