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