George Washington In The Dollar Bill

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George Washington is well known by a lot of people, because he is in the United State dollar bill. The reason why his in the dollar bill is because he gave a lot of help gaining freedom in the American Revolution. George Washington is an important character in the Revolution war because he was the the Commander of the Army. Washington was also the very first president of th United States.
Early life
George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. He is the eldest of the six children of his father’s second wife. His father, Augustine Washington, was a leading planter in the area and also was serving as a justice of the county court. Then Washington’s dad died when he was eleven so his half-brother, Lawrence Washington took over his father’s properties. George Washington was able to get better education when his brother was his guardian. He learned the basics like reading and doing math, he also learned how to become a gentleman. When Washington was sixteen he wanted to be in the British Navy but his mother refused to let him go to the navy. Instead he went …show more content…

He was elected to be the very first president of the United states of America. First Washington resisted being the president so there was the first election which was in January 7, 1789. He was elected at the age 57 while the second highest vote was John Adams who became the very first vice president of the United States. The United States was small with eleven states and about 4 million people. He worked very hard to be a fair president and to work with foreign countries, but he then he retired after two terms as president. So he went back to Mount Vernon, then when he was inspecting his properties in the rain, he got a cold. The cold infected his throat which lead him to death at December 14, 1799 at the age of

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