History: The Life And Legacy Of George Washington

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George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Although very little is actually known about Washington’s childhood, many legends have arisen. For example, there is a fable about him throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac river and another legend sees him chopping down his father’s cherry tree and then openly confessing to the crime. What we do know about his younger days is that he was homeschooled and taught by schoolmasters of various subjects. He learned mathematics, geography, Latin, and English, but by his early teens, he had abandoned formal education for agriculture. He was a master at raising livestock and growing tobacco.
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