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Contributions Of George Washington

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George Washington (1789-1797) George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 to Augustine and Mary Ball Washington in Pope’s Creek, Virginia. Even though he was born in Pope’s Creek, Washington actually spent most of youth at a plantation called the Ferry Farm near Fredericksburg. There, he grew up with his 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Three of his brothers were his half-brothers and one of sisters was his half-sister from his father’s first marriage. Washington was educated and went schools near him. He was not able to afford the luxuries of private tutors and studying abroad because his father died when he was 11. His formal education ended when he was 15. In 1959, he married Martha Washington who he stayed until he died without any children of his own. Before becoming president, Washington was a county surveyor as well as General in a soldier. He died on December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
On June 19, 1775, Washington was named Commander in Chief of the Continental Army by the Congress. He was elected because of his military background from the French & Indian War although it did not prepare him for anything the Revolution offered. However, he had courage, determination, and mental agility.
On July 4, 1776, George Washington signed the Declaration of Independence. John Adams (1797-1801) John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 to John Adams Sr and Susanna Boylston in Quincy, Massachusetts. There is where he lived with his two brothers for his entire youth
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