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George Washington was born in Pope’s Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was born on February 22, 1732. His parents’ names were Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. George’s siblings were Butler, Lawrence, Augustine, Jane, Elizabeth, Samuel, John Augustine, Charles, and Mildred Washington. George Washington was married to Martha Dandridge Washington for 40 years and 342 days.
They would have been married for 41 years if George Washington had lived past 63 years old. He adopted two children when he got married. He adopted Elanor Parke Custis and George Washington Parke Custis. He was taught by Reverend James Myre. Some of his friends George William Fairfax, Sally Fairfax, Henry Lee, and Henry Knox. His pets were a horse named Nelson, a parrot named Polly and 36 hounds.
Polly the Parrot, that’s a real original huh. Some of his nicknames were Town Destroyer and The American Cincinnatus. Also, The American Fabius and The Father Of His Country. George Washington had to get false teeth at the age of fifty-seven. George’s dad died when George was eleven years old. From then on he looked up to his older brother Lawrence.
Why is George Washington famous? He is famous because he was the first president. He also was the General of the Continental Army. He signed the Constitution. He presided over the Constitutional Convention.
He was commander of the forces during the Revolutionary War. He helped frame the Constitution. George Washington was president from April 30, 1789 ‘ March 4, 1797. George Washington was the only United States President unanimously elected. If you are unanimously elected, it means that every votes for you.
Washington was the only president to be inaugurated by the president. He started out as a surveyor. George Washington is the only president who never ran. He never had to go around the United States to tell each state why he should be president. He did not wear a wig for that powder white hair.
Some of George Washington’s major accomplishments in life are becoming the first (1st) president. He was general and commander in chief of the Continental Army. He organized the first United States Cabinet. He created the Executive branch and the federal judiciary. He established the United States Navy.
By signing a bill he ended the Northwest Indian War. He established the friendship between Spain and the United States. He was the Hero of Monongahela. He lead the Revolutionary forces at Yorktown to victory.

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