George Washington
Updated: 1/8/2020
George Washington
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  • Early life
  • Growing up
  • Before the Revolution
  • George Washington grew up in Colonial Virginia. His father was a landowner and a planter, and he died when George was 11 years old. He had and older brother who took good care of him.
  • When George turned 16 his job was to take measurements of new land, he had to map them out in detail. Then a few years later he became a leader and he became involved in the start of the French and Indian war.
  • After the war, George settled down and married the widow Marta Dandridge. Shortly after George's brother died and he took care of Marta's kids from her former marriage.
  • First USA President
  • The first Continental Congress wrote a letter to King George III and told him about the way they were being treated and they would boycott English Goods.
  • He was the general of the Continental Army and his victories include the crossing of the Delaware River and the British surrender in Yorktown, VA.
  • George led the Army to defeat the British Rule. He was the first President of the United States. He died in 1799.
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