George Washington Biography Essay

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Washington once proclaimed “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” George Washington was a great person and a great president. George was born a farm kid, was a great leader, and later became our first official president. George Washington was born in Virginia on February 22, on his family’s (plantation.https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/georgewashington) His parents were Augustine and Mary Washington. George was the oldest of all the six children. His father died when he was only eleven years old so he helped manage the plantation. Washington showed he was very smart in mathematics. Then earned enough money to buy his own land.(http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/george-washington) Washington was made the commander of a Virginia militia in December 1752. He was then later put in charge of all the Virginia’s militia forces. He later became a general in the American Revolution. They lost many of battle during the Revolutionary War however they kept pushing on. With the aid of the French, Washington and his troops captured the British and won our independence.…show more content…
There were actually eight presidents before him. Although, he was our first president after the BIll of Rights. (http://www.jjmccullough.com/earlypresidents.htm) On January 7, 1789 Washington easily won the election. (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/presidents-washington/) He was inaugurated on April 30, 1789. As president George fought against domestic and foreign affairs. In 1796, said his farewell speech after serving eight years in office setting one of his many precedents. (http://millercenter.org/president/washington/key-events) Sadly, December 14, 1799, Washington caught a cold which developed into a throat infection and he passed away when he was just
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