George Washington was a leader in the French and Indian War, fighting for the continental army. He was later nomiated to lead the Continental Army against the British in 1775. Washington was also nominated to be the 1st president of the United States in 1789. He served two terms as president lasting from 1789 to 1797. Washington was responsible for leading the Continental Congress from 1774.
George Washington was born on February 22 1732 in Westmoreland County. Not much is known about about George Washington's childhood, but it is known that from age 7 to 15 he was homeschooled and he studied with the local church sexton. Later he be became a schoolmaster of math, geography, Latin and the English classics. In 1748, George traveled with a surveying party which plotted in Virginia's western territory. The experience made him resourceful and and toughened his body and mind.
10 facts about Jefferson
- He never lived in Washington DC
- Established tradition of cabinet advisors
- Signed the first copyright law
- Set precedents for the social life of the president
- Issued the first thanksgiving proclomation
- Personally led troops to the field to stop the whiskey rebellion
- Only vetoed two bills as president
- Had false teeth
- His second inaugural address was the shortest ever delivered
- Farewell address is one of the most celebrated speeches in American history