George Washington : The First President Of The United States

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George Washington, the First President of the United States, one of the most famous people in his time and in our time, was not always the President of the United States of America. He had an interesting life as Commander in Chief of the Colonial Army, a General in the Colonial Army, a father, and a husband from when he was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732, until he died on December 14th, 1799 at Mount Vernon where he had lived two years after he left the presidency. Most of Americans remember from when their American History teachers in the seventh grade painted an honorable picture of George Washington as the Commander in Chief of the Colonial Army and as the First President and the person that turned down the…show more content…
After George’s half-brother died, he inherited part of Lawrence’s estate and took on his brother’s duties as Adjutant of the Colony. With his new job, which promoted him to Major, at the age of 20, he was given the duties to train the militia in his section he was given. George saw actions in wars and led his section of his militia to victory many times. His first show in his career was when he volunteered to deliver a letter from the Virginian Governor, Robert Dinwiddie, for the French troops moving into the Ohio County, to warn them to retreat and forfeit the territory, which was owned and claimed by the British. Whilst delivering the message from the Governor, he learned that the French were planning on making a bigger and further advance. He raced and hurried back to Virginia where he had been made Lieutenant Colonel by the governor and the governor gave Washington about 400 men to reinforce the line and posts that the governor had ordered to be made, at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. However, the French captured the line and post before the 400 troops under Washington’s command could reach it, and on learning that they were approaching in huge numbers, Washington hurried and retreated to the Great Meadows to build an entrenched camp, and named it Fort Necessity. Late May of 1753, he had won his first military battle as a Lieutenant Colonel and was made a Colonel when he surprised, with the help of the intelligence of his Native
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