George Washington. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in a Virginia farmhouse. Young George liked to fish and go boating. He watched the ships that sailed past on the nearby river. But most of all he liked to ride his horse.
Young George liked to fish and go boating. He watched the ships that sailed past on the nearby river. But most of all he liked to ride his horse.
When George was twenty-one, he joined the Virginia army. He led the Virginia soldiers against the French in the French and Indian War. He was known as a brave soldier and good leader.
The English won the war against the French. King George wanted the colonists to help pay for the war, so he taxed them. The colonists refused to pay the taxes. They dressed up like Indians and dumped the tea in the water rather than pay the tax on it.
In 1775, the colonists began to fight with England. They wanted to be free from England. George Washington was chosen to lead the Continental Army.
The thirteen colonies became thirteen states. People in America loved George Washington, and he became the first president of the United States in 1789.