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George Washington, Washington D.C. and the Grand Canyon

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You could live your whole life in the USA , but you would still have a lifetime left of things you had not seen yet there. Its famous for the people who have lived there, such as George Washington, our first president, its splendid cities, such as Washington DC, and its world famous national parks such as the Grand Canyon. America is an amazing country in part because of its people and places. One of the country’s most famous leaders is George Washington. This important man was the first child of Augustine and Mary Washington, born on February 22nd, 1732. unfortunately, his father died when he was but eleven years old. By the time he was grown, he towered over many people, at exactly six feet tall. On January 6th, 1759, George Washington married Martha Custis (a wealthy widow), who was 28 years old at the time. They had no children together, but they raised the two children from from Martha’s previous marriage.As a general, he led many battles in the Revolutionary War. The war had started because the US was part of England, and the citizens of America were tired of the English government taxing them unfairly. The people did not think it was fair, because they had to use their hard-earned money on taxes. George played a big part in the war, leading his people into the biggest battle in the revolution. After the war, he was unanimously voted as first president in 1789 and in 1792. John Adams was named as vice president both times. George Washington preferred to be called
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