George Washington

George Washington

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  • George Washington was born on the 22nd February, 1732. He inherited a large tobacco plantation in Mt. Vernon,(Virginia) after his dad and brother died before he was 21. 
  • He married a wealthy widow and he became one of the most powerful people in the whole of the 13 colonised states.
  • Washington represented Virginia at the continental congress, which was a meeting of representatives of the 13 states who discussed matters concerning America
  • He was appointed commander-in-chief and he also helped to pass the Declaration of independence on the 4th of July 1776 at the continental congress'
  • Under Washington's command the Americans overcame the odds and gained independence from Britain, with their final victory coming at Yorktown.
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  • He also helped the soldiers through the difficult winter at Valley Forge in 1777, with the help of the German officer Von Stueben
  • After the war Washington was appointed as the first president of the United states of America. (his term lasted 8 years) He is regarded as the founding father of America and he is buried at Mt. Vernon where he died of pneumonia in 1799
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