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George Washington

George Washington

George Washington(1732—1799)George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 and died on December 14, 1799. Washington was the first President of the United States as well as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He lead the patriot party to victory in battle in order gain their independance from Great Britain. Today Washington is remembered as one of the most influential and famous figures in American history.

WHEN?Battle of Long Island-1776Battle of White Plains-1776Battle of Trenton-1776Battle of Brandywine- 1777Battle at Monmouth-1778Victory at Yorktown-1781Washington was in presidential office from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797.

WHERE?George was born in Westmoreland County, Virgina and grew up on the family farm, Ferry Farm. He later inherited his half-brother's estate, the Mount Vernon Estate. While in presidential office Washington occupied the President's House in Philadelphia from 1790 to 1797, where then he returned to Mount Vernon for the rest of his life.

WHY?Washington was never driven by jealousy or personal ambition. He was proud to serve the colonies and believed they could form a powerful nation if given the opportunity. Washington never sought personal reward and had the ability to see beyond self-interest. Washington was able to look at the war as if it was greater than himself, which is one of the reasons why he may be considered as one of the greatest leaders in American history.

WHAT?George Washington was the First President of the United States of America. He was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and lead his men in many battles during the American Revolutionary War. Although it may seem hard to believe, Washington lost most of his battles, these including The Battle of Long Island, The Battle of White Plains and The Battle of Brandywine. Even so, Washington's army was able to endure these losses as they were able to win The Battle of Trenton, The Battle at Monmouth, and the Victory at Yorktown, the latter being the last major military action during the war.


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