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.
DECLARING INDEPENDENCE FROM GREAT BRITAIN
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.
THE REVOLUTIONARY 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.