George Washington Biography
George Washington is the
Father of our Country.
In 1735, George Washington was born on a farm in
He learned to be honest. He grew up on Virginia farms and plantations.
George married Martha when he was 27.
George became the stepfather to Martha's two children.
George and Martha had many
George Washington was a
He tried new ideas in farming. He built a barn with sixteen sides for his animals.
His plantation was called
George Washington was a soldier. He made maps for the British Army.
Washington volunteered to lead the armies of the colonists against the British Army.
General Washington and his troops spent a bitter winter at
Valley Forge. General Washington defeated the British Army at
and the colonists won the
After the colonies were free from England, George Washington helped build the new government.
He didn't want the new country to have a king. He wanted the people to choose
their own leaders. He wanted the leadership to change after eight years.
George Washington was elected the
of the United States. Martha Washington was called the First Lady because
she was the wife of the President. The love of Americans for George Washington
is shown in his
formal portrait and in a gallery of portraits of
George and Martha.
After two elections and eight years, George Washington said it was time to end his
presidency. He wanted someone else to be President. After John Adams was
elected, George Washington retired to Mount Vernon.
George Washington was known for his
virtues. He did not waste anything. He was not afraid to do what he thought was right.