By: Gabe Henneberger. George Washington. Early Life.
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George Washington grew up in Westmoreland County Virginia but knowledge of his childhood was scarce. George Washington was home schooled as a kid until his mid teens, from about seven to the age of fifteen. He studied with a local church sexton. Later he studied with a schoolmaster in practical math, geography, and Latin and English classics.
By his early teens he had gotten really good with growing tobacco, stock raising and surveying.
One thing most people think is true is the story of when George Washington cut down his father’s beloved cherry tree. When really that was a story a writer made up to make George’s life seem more interesting.
George Washington had an interesting family, even though he never really had children of his own. George Washington’s wife, Martha had two children, one boy and one girl from her previous marriage. They both loved George Washington though.
Unfortunately the daughter died in George’s when she was just a young girl. They thought she died from an epileptic seizer.
Martha tried to protect her son but eventually he went to serve in the Revolutionary war when he died in Yorktown.
George Washington’s political life gave us many examples of his good leadership. George Washington was the first officially elected president of the United States of America. George Washington became the first president on April 30th, 1789.
During his election he got a vote from every member of the Electoral College. He was the only president to be elected by unanimous approval.
chose some of the most capable people for the other office spots. Like for Secretary of Treasurer he chose Alexander Hamilton and for Secretary of State he chose Thomas Jefferson.
Being the first president he was called The Father of our Country.
George Washington’s policies made things better for everybody. George Washington had two main types of policies; there were Domestic policies which were policies for the United States. There were also Foreign policies which were for other countries.
The major Domestic policy was when he increased the power of the United States using the Federal Government and made a court system using the Judicial Act of 1789.
The major Foreign policy was that even though the peace Treaty of Paris was signed it still was unstable. So George worked on giving the United States stability.
George Washington’s involvement in the in the Revolutionary War altered how it the turned out.
The actions of some people started the war. The Revolutionary War started from about 1775 and ended in about 1783. It started when the British started taking taxes. One thing the British Government put tax on was tea. The Americans did not like that because they held the Boston Tea Party
This may sound nice but a group of people boarded a ship with tea and they took it over. They then took all the tea and through it overboard. To make matters worse the British made several harsh laws preventing trade and movement between the colonies.
George Washington’s involvement in some battles changed the outcome. During the battle in Trenton he crossed the icy Delaware River. He went at nighttime to land a surprise attack. If he was not there they might have went when the Hessians were ready. He affected many battles that could have been very bad to lose.