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Almost all Americans know who George Washington is, that he was the first president and the leader of the colonial army during the Revolutionary war. But how much do you really know about George Washington? On this website, you will find information about many different aspects of George Washington’s life. There is also a timeline to tie all the information and dates together.

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George Washington was born the third son to his father and would become one of eight children in his family. After his father died, George was raised by his oldest brother. During his life, Washington worked hard at a lot of different jobs. First he worked as a surveyor and became the first official county surveyor in Virginia. After surveying, Washington worked as a farmer on the famous Mount Vernon plantation. During his lifetime Washington would nearly quadruple the size of the plantation. He then became a solider and fought for the British during the French and Indian War. When the colonists revolted against the king of England, Washington was chosen as commander in chief of the American Army. His wisdom in leading the Americans to victory won him favor in the eyes of the colonists. Washington also served his country as a public servant. He served the colony of Virginia as a member of the House of Burgesses. After the War of Independence, he served his country as president of the Constitutional Convention, the committee that wrote the Constitution. Finally, he served two 4-year terms as the first president of the United States of America. During his time as president, he was continually aware that he was setting precedents about how future presidents should act. George Washington died at his home, Mount Vernon, only three years after he left the presidency. He was mourned by his countrymen, his allies, and his former enemies. 85 years later, the monument that was constructed in his honor was finally completed and remains the tallest stone structure in the world.