What Were George Washington's Major Accomplishments

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George Washington was the very first president of the United States. He was the commander of the Continental Army. President of the Constitutional Convention, and a gentleman planter. Washington had a remarkable life and had lots of roles and accomplishments in his life that make up character and leadership that people admired. Born February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, VA., George Washington was the first son of his dad Augustine's second marriage, his mom was the former Mary Ball of Epping Forest. When George was about three years old his family moved to Little Hunting Creek at Potomac, then to Ferry Farm on the Rappahannock River in King George County. Washington’s father died in 1743, and young George Washington became difficult …show more content…

Washington also served two terms as the first U.S. president, from 1789 to 1797. During the American Revolution, he led the colonial forces to victory over the British and became a national hero. In 1787, he was elected president of the convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution. 2 years later, Washington became president of the United States. Washington's role of presidency changed how future presidents would approach the position of presidency. When Washington was Commander in Chief of the Continental Army for about 8 and a half years, he refused to accept any salary for his service. George even used his own money to fill some of the budget of the country. Washington's first military experience began in the French Indian War, his role in this was a major in the militia of the British Province of Virginia. Then, in the Battle of the Monongahela, He showed great valor. During this battle Washington had 2 horses shot out from under him, but still managed to organize a general retreat and he became the Hero of Monongahela. After this, he returned to Virginia and was then given the new rank of colonel. Washington was then named the Commander In Chief of the Virginia regiment. There are some interesting facts you probably don't know about George Washington. Well… George Washington didn't even have a middle name. Washington was actually born on February 11, 1731, but when the colonies switched to the Gregorian calendar from the Julian calendar, his birthday was moved eleven days. Nobody will ever rank higher than him in the U.S. Military. Washington was one of the sickest presidents in U.S. history and he never chopped down the cherry tree. He lost more battles than he won, loved dogs, and he didn't have wooden

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