George Washington

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George Washington

George Washington was the first president of the United States. He served from 1789-1796. George Washington was so honored that he has a state and the nation's capital named after him. Washington was born in Virgina on February 22, 1732. At age 20, he became a soldier. From 1775-1781, he was leader of the Continental Army that won American Independence from Great Britain in the American Revolution.In 1787, Washington served as president of the Constitutional Convention. On April 30,1789, he became the nation's first pesident. He was reelected in 1792.

Weird Facts

1732 - Born1759 - He got married to Marth.1789 - Became President 1799 - Died

*He was the only president unanimously elected. *He was six feet tall, which was very tall for the 1700s.*George Washington did not have wooden teeth, but did wear dentures made of ivory.*Washington gave freedom to his slaves in his will.

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"George Washington." Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. 2009: 310-320. Sirs Discover. Web. 07 Apr. 2014."Washington, George." World Book Kids. World Book, 2014. Web. 8 Apr. 2014."Biography of President George Washington for kids." Ducksters. Technological solutions. Inc. (TSI), April. 2014. Web. 7 Apr. 2014. http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/mp3s/0000/0715/cusb-cyl0715d.mp3

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