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George Washington . By Kelsey Hart and Gabby Kerr. Birth. Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732 Oldest son of Nine Siblings Parents were Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. Schooling. Never attended any school or college. Educated as a child by his father.

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george washington

George Washington

By Kelsey Hart and Gabby Kerr

birth
Birth
  • Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732
  • Oldest son of Nine Siblings
  • Parents were Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington.
schooling
Schooling
  • Never attended any school or college.
  • Educated as a child by his father.
  • Self educated as he became an adult.
  • Favorite subject was math.
  • Studied:
    • Mathematics
    • Surveying
    • The classics
    • Rules of civility
boyhood experience and training
Boyhood experience and Training
  • Father died when George Washington was 11.
  • Death ended plans for George to go to England to be educated like his other brothers.
  • Learned social graces from his mother
    • Good conversation
    • Correct table manners
    • Proper entertaining
  • Social skills helped be relieved with elder.
    • Helped consider him for advancement
  • Hard worker
    • Began a journal at 16
    • Good handwriting
    • Learned surveying
    • At 17 started own business as a surveyor
  • Physically active and Strong
    • Described by Thomas Jefferson as best horseman of his age.
    • Loved fox hunting from horseback.
first occupations
First occupations
  • Surveyor
  • Planter
  • Soldier
  • Helped lay out the Virginia town of Belhaven
religious views
Religious views
  • A member of the Anglican church
  • Made many references to God and the bible in his public statements and private letters
trips abroad
Trips abroad
  • Only went on one trip outside of the United States in his life.
  • He accompanied his brother on a trip to Barbados to help cure Lawrence
    • A brother who suffered from tuberculosis.
    • Thought that the warmer weather would help relieve his tuberculosis.
washington s family
Washington’s family
  • Married Martha Dandridge Custis on January 6th 1759 at the age of 27.
  • Never had children.
  • They raise two children of Martha’s from a previous marriage.
    • John Parke Cutis
    • Martha Parke Cutis
george washington in office
George Washington in office
  • Never formally joined a party.
  • Government offices.
  • Held offices under the Royal Government.
  • Had many accomplishments while in office
happenings while in office
Happenings while in office
  • Citizen Genet
  • The "Whiskey Rebellion“
  • Cotton Gin invented
  • Bill of rights
the end of his life
The End of his life
  • Retired March 1797 at 64
  • Last words: ‘Tis Well
  • Died December 14th, 1799 at 67.
myths about george washington
Myths about George Washington
  • George Washington cut down his fathers cherry tree.
  • George Washington stopped the boys from fighting in the School yard.
  • Lead his schoolmates in play battle
  • When to school in Fredericksburg, and was taught by a tutor named Hobby
  • Threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River.
  • Wore a powder wig
  • He had wooden teeth
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George Washington

February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799

“Jesus said, I am the Resurrection and the Life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” John XI:XXV