George Washington

George Washington was the first president of the

United States of America. He was an amazing person

with an amazing life story


George Washington was born in Westmorland,

Virginia in 1732. He was the youngest member of

the Washington family. George’s first mother was

Janet Butler. She had three children, but died

in1729. His second mother was Mary Ball. They got

married in 1731 and before his father married her,

she had six children.

As George was growing up, he was home-schooled

at the age of seven. When he was eleven his father died

and gave all of his land to his half son. In school he had

to learn how to read, write, and learn math. Later on he

learned Latin and Greek. At the age of fifteen he ended

his education and decided not to go to college.

In George’s middle life his brother Lawrence died,

so George obtained Mount Vernon and also Lawrence’s

home in Virginia. In the fall of 1753, the governor sent

George to deliver the message to France telling them to

leave the town.

George Washington spent1759-1775 as a farmer in

Mount Vernon. He had about 5 farms in his whole

entire life.

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