George Washington was born on Feburary 22, 1732 in Popes Creek, Virginia. As a young man he became a Land Surveyor. When his half brother died, Washington inherited his land and home in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
He loved the Army. He eventually became a General for the Continental Army and was one of the most important figures during the Revolutionary War. As General, Washington made most of the decisions, kept his army in high spirits and led them through difficult times. He made a huge difference in the war.
After the war he tried to retire but the colonys needed to form a new government, and he was elected the first President of the United States of America. It was a unanimous vote! Washington was President for eight years and died two years later on December 14th 1799. Just a few days before the start of the 18th century. He was a very important man and a great leader to this country.
An interesting fact: When Washinton left office John Adams, his Vice President, became President. When Adams left office, his Vice President, Thomas Jefferson, became President. The cycle was broken when James Madison became the fourth President of the United States.
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