George Washington

George Washington's Life

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1. Childhood

1.1. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Pope's Creek, Virginia.

1.2. Washington was the oldest of 6 siblings.

1.3. Very little is known about George Washington's childhood.

1.4. His parents were Augustine and Mary Ball Washington.

2. Education

2.1. There is no record that Washington ever went to a real school.

3. Early Life

3.1. George Washington's father passed away when he was only 11 years old. So he inherited his farm and his slaves at the age of 11. Read about it here.

3.2. George wanted to join the Royal Navy, but his mother forbade him. So Washington never went into the Navy.

3.3. Washington decided he wanted to be a surveyor at the age of 16, so he made his dream a reality.

4. Presidency

4.1. George Washington was the 1st president of the United States.

5. Fun Facts!

5.1. He married his wife Martha in 1759.

5.2. Washington did not have any children of his own.

5.3. Washington was known as a very good and energetic dancer, due to all of the formal he had to attend.

5.4. Washington had to wear wooden dentures, due to problems with his teeth throughout his life.

5.5. George Washington is on the $1 bill