George Washington Essay

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George Washington, we’ve all heard of him but few people can fully understand him and what he did for our great country. He is said to have had wooden teeth, but he really didn’t, they were just cow’s teeth and ivory. They were less comfortable than wood though, and they distorted the shape of his mouth. One of George Washington’s many quotes was this “ It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”(George Washington)(Brainy Quote) George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Wakefield, Virginia. He was born to Augustine Washington, and Mary Ball and he had nine other siblings. Some of his favorite foods were cream of peanut soup, mashed sweet potatoes with coconut, and string beans with mushrooms. He also …show more content…
He also personally promoted a project to evangelize Indians, this was organized by Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. “Washington was a "Low Church" Anglican, the branch of the Anglican church that took the Bible literally and would be considered "true" to the Bible by evangelical Christians today.” (Revolutionary War and Beyond) Some of George Washington’s many quotes are, “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all”, “Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession,” “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”, “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” Some of his occupations before becoming President were a surveyor, planter, and a soldier. These were all jobs that he could do with his limited amount of schooling. At the age of 16 he began working for a surveyor and then at the age of 17 went on his own and started surveying by himself. George Washington only took one trip out of country. This one trip was to Barbados with Lawrence. They went on this trip in 1751. The purpose of this trip was to find relief from Lawrence’s tuberculosis with the warmer weather there. Sadly though, despite the attempts at helping him to get better, the plan ultimately failed and Lawrence later passed away

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