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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

George Washington (By Shayna)

George Washington was a great leader in the Revolutionary War. He was able to keep the starving army together during a harsh winter at Valley Forge, he forced the greatest empire on earth to surrender without the "Honors of War" and eventually helped bring independance to the United States.

Washington was the first to sign the Constitution. In 1789, he became the first President of the United States in a unanimous vote of the Electoral College. He didn't even run for office. After his first term as President, he reluctantly served a second term. He died December 14th 1799 at his Mt. Vernon home in Virginia.

The United States Congress built a tomb for him in Washington DC but his family honored his wishes and buried him at Mt. Vernon. His unused tomb now lies beneath the United States Capital building.

This was a project that dad wanted me to do so that I could learn to summarize information.

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