George Washington was an American general that helped free the United States from British control. Washington was the very first president of the United States, to say he was an important figure in U.S. history is an understatement! He was elected President in the first national election and continued with his second term. But he refused to run for a third term which started the American tradition of a 2-term presidency.
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Step by Step Guide: Learning To Draw George Washington
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George Washington Facts for Kids
- Washington was born in the colony of Virginia in 1732, a part of Great Britain.
- The famous cherry tree tale where he said “I cannot tell a lie” was fictional. Not much is known about Washington’s childhood. Historians only know George Washington’s father passed away when he was 11 years old.
- Washington went to work with his half-brother where he trained to become a land surveyor. His brother passed away when Washington was 20 years old. 2 years later, he became the owner of his brother’s business in Mount Vernon, a plantation.
- The French and Indian war made Washington famous across the nation and overseas. Washington gained a lot of military experience that he was able to use later in his life when the American Revolution began.
- He became the lead commander of the American Revolution – and he accepted the position without any pay. He volunteered to do this work! He was a great commander and helped come up with plans, train, and strategize.
- Philadephia was the first temporary capital of the United States while Washington lived there.
- The Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington who is regarded by Americans as the “Founding Father of America.”
- Washington is on the quarter and the dollar bill (oh and Mt Rushmore too.)
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