Who Was George Washington?

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Who was George Washington?

For being a surveyor, for serving the United States during two major wars, for leading the United States during its early years, and for his loyalty and dedication to presidency, President George Washington deserves the title “Father of Our Country.” George Washington, who first took the oath of office as the president of the United States was a very wise soldier for serving in the French and Indian War which was his first major mission during his lifetime and became the father of our country for leading the United States during its early years.

As a child, President Washington lived in Westmoreland Country, Virginia which was one of the 13 colonies with his parents. He spent most of his childhood on the family estate on Pope’s Creek Plantation along the Potomac River in Virginia. As stated in a biography about George Washington, he studied mathematics, surveying, and “rules of civility” as a child. George lived with his half brother Lawrence in the family estate at Mount Vernon, Virginia after his father passed away. His dream was to go to sea; however his mother discouraged him to do so. Instead, he turned to surveying and securing an appointment to survey Lord Fairfax's lands in the Shenandoah Valley. He helped lay out the Virginia town of Belhaven in 1749 and was appointed surveyor for Culpeper County. When Lawrence was diagnosed with tuberculosis, George accompanied him to Barbados to find a cure for his disease. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to find one and Lawrence passed away in 1752. George inherited the Mount Vernon estate from Lawrence. (“General George Washington”)

George Washington learned his military strategies from his half brother Lawrence. The beginning of the French and Indian wa...

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...which are very impressive, and all Americans should always honor him. His dedication to America and to the military is just great. George will never be forgotten.

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