George Washington

was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland
inherited much more than a good mind and a strong
body. He belonged to an old colonial family that believed in hard work,
public service and in worshiping God.
Washington's father, Augustine Washington was born in 1694 and died
in 1743. He had four children with his first wife, Jane Butler Washington.
She died in 1729. In March 1731, Augustine married Mary Ball. She was
George's mother. Mary was born in 1709 and died in 1789.
Some people think of George Washington as a young boy who chopped
down a cherry tree. Some also think he could throw coins across the
Rappahannock River. Many people laugh when they think of his false teeth.
Almost ...

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thirteen states in the Confederation. After Hanson, there were more
before Washington. There was Elias Boudinot, Thomas Mifflin, Richard Henery
and Cyrus Griffin.
At the age of 17, Washington began traveling across rivers,
mountains and Indian trails to remote parts of Virginia. He learned to
survive in the wilderness. When Washington was 20, his brother Lawrence
died and Washington became the owner of Mount Vernon. At the age of 21, he
fought heroically in the French and Indian War which raged in Canada. He
began his military career in late 1752 as an adjutant for the Virginia
Military. After that he became a British officer in the French Indian War.
In 1775, he was almost killed while serving as an aide to General Edward
Braddock. Three years later, Washington was elected to the Virginia House
of Burgeses. He then served as Justice of the Peace for Fairfay County. He
resigned from the military with the rank of Colonel.
As a young man, Washington was a romantic. He fell in love ...

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