Essay on George Washington and Lincoln

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There have been over 40 presidents in the history of the United States. There have been 43 presidents to be exact. Of these 43 Presidents of the United States, there are only about 15 of whom the average American might know. However, the most famous of these Presidents are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. These two amazing leaders of our country have shown the world what it really means to be a good example to those who follow them. They are men of honor and made this great nation a beautiful and free place to live. Their love for their country and the steps that they took to becoming amazing and passionate leaders are ideas that we, as citizens of the United States, should be aware of. The childhood, the steps they took to careers…show more content…
Another story about the young George Washington was about he had thrown a silver dollar across the Potomac River. These stories are just myth, but it shows a reader that if someone makes up moral stokes about someone, especially a man of high power, that the person they are making the stories about must be a very moral person. This is exactly what young George Washington was. He was very kind, compassionate, and hard working. His father died when he was eleven years old and it is very plausible, that, because he was the oldest male still left in the house, he became the new “man of the house”. This is where he learned his character of hard work and responsibility. At age 16, George Washington, wanted to join the British Navy, but his mother had issues with it so he decided not to follow that career path. Instead, he pursued the life of adventure with George William Fairfax as a surveyor in the wild land of the Virginian Frontier. He studied math and geometry to further his education. Washington then became one of the youngest surveyors in the country when he got a license to do so at seventeen years old in the new town of Culpeper. He was becoming the perfect example of a young man coming into adulthood. He worked hard, saved the money that he was earning, and then bought some land that had yet to be settled in the Virginian frontier. He was well on his way to being an upstanding citizen in
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