George Washington

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George Washington was the first person of the United States of America to hold the office of president. George Washington was an American by blood and by heart. Being a leader of such a country is not easy, as it requires hard work and confidence. Washington had to endure many hardships but he met many challenges. With no one to follow as a role model, George Washington served this country for many years. George Washington was born a leader and grew up good-mannered and for this he became the first ever president of the United States of America.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia to Augustine and Mary Bell Washington. George Washington did not become the president in one day. He grew up with discipline and became a part of the militia. There was a story written -historians aren't sure if the tale is valid or not- about when George Washington, as a young boy chopped down a tree, specifically a cherry tree. In the tale, young George Washington told the truth about why the cherry tree had fallen. Mainly, the story was written to show how George Washington was truthful. As George Washington grew up he copied over 100 rules to follow. These rules helped develop George Washington's astonishing behavior and it helped him to calm his nerves. In George Washington's free time he hunted animals and acted as if he was a soldier similar to his half-brother, Lawrence. George Washington was also very built making him an excellent wrestler. His childhood and his character affected the life he would live greatly (Biography in Context 1)(Keller 6,8-9).
When Washington's brother died in 1752, George Washington took his brother's job as lieutenant colonel. At an early age Washington was asked by the gove...

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...1790’s might have thought the impossible. He did something people of today might have thought impossible. George Washington is the first president of the United States of America and he deserves the acknowledgement he receives.

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