George Washington: A War Hero

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Paragraph 1 "George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia" (George Washington, 2016). The late president George Washington would 284 years old today if he was here. "A month after leaving the army, Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, a widow, who was only a few months older than he"(George Washington. ,2016). George Washington married Martha Washington to whom he would be married to most of his life. "Washington marriage also brought Martha 's two young children, John (Jacky) and Martha (Patsy), ages 6 and 4, respectively. Washington lavished great affection on both of them, and was heartbroken when Patsy died just before the Revolution. Jacky died during the Revolution, and George adopted…show more content…
George Washington was a leader of the Revolutionary army and was our first president. Washington was also part of the house of delegates in Philadelphia. “George Washington is famous for being the first president of the United States and leading the Continental Army to victory in the American Revolution” (What is George Washington famous for 2016). George Washington was the first president of the United States, he was chosen because he was a war hero. “He was involved twice in Germantown 's contribution to American history” (George Washington, 2013). Washington stopped the decimation of the nation’s capital by coming up with a permanent place safe from attacks, favoritism, and disease. “One challenge came from the national debt. Fighting and for and gaining independence did not come cheap and the amount of debt that the new nation faced was staggering” (George Washington, 2013). He faced many challenges during his presidency from paying back war debts. He also took command over the army again to sqaush the whiskey rebellion. “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter”(George Washington Quotes, 2016). Leader say many things that…show more content…
Washington was a great president because he never sought command and was a very personable person. “After risking his life and the lives of his troops to lead the fight for independence, Washington returned the power to the people and the representatives they elected"(George Washington: 6 Important Events in First President 's Political Career 2014, September 7). After the war the people wanted him to be the king, but he said the people fought and they should rule "A near mutiny was avoided when Washington convinced Congress to grant a five-year bonus for soldiers in March 1783"(George Washington, 2016). He took back control over the army a few times after he left office to keep the peace. "Thomas Jefferson, who served with Washington in the House of Burgesses, wrote: "On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect" (George Washington, 2013). He was well respected and held highly by peers near and far. "Father died when he was a boy Strongly influenced by older brother his Military career began in Virginia militia he Married a widow with two children and was Man of character all his life. The First president of the United States of America Died 1799 at Mount Vernon"(George Washington, 2013). Washington’s childhood is not known to many,
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