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 third term as President. George Washington was an honorable man, and an epitome of a Patriot, at least in my eyes he is.

His life started out pretty decent, he was born unto a wealthy family on February 22nd, 1732 as the first son of his father, Augustine Washington, and his mother, Mary Washington, on their large land. George embarked upon a career as a young and apprenticed surveyor. He was asked to go along with the group of people to help survey the land of Baron Fairfax, West of the Blue Ridge in 1748.

In 1749, after the Fairfax campaign, he was appointed to his first public office, Culpeper Company’s first surveyor. George’s half-brother Lawrence Washington became interested in the Ohio Company, which exploited the lands of the…
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