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  • 1. GEORGE WASHINGTON 1732-1799 By: Matthew Makar
  • 2. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Virginia.
  • 3. Legend has it that when George was a boy, he chopped down a cherry tree. He was honest about it, and admitted what he had done.
  • 4. When George was twenty-six he fell in love with Martha Custis. They got married and moved to Mount Vernon, a home in Virginia.
  • 5. In 1775, the colonists began to fight with England. They wanted to be free from England. George Washington was chosen to lead the Continental Army.
  • 6. On Christmas night,1776, George and his army crossed the icy Delaware River.
  • 7. Washington led the troops through a very cold winter at Valley Forge.
  • 8. The war lasted eight years. In 1783, George Washington’s army won the war. George was a hero!
  • 9. The thirteen colonies became thirteen states. People in America loved George Washington, and he became the first president of the United States in 1789.
  • 10. After eight years as president, George Washington returned to his home at Mount Vernon. In 1799 George Washington became ill and died. He was sixty-seven years old.
  • 11. WASHINGTON MONUMENT There is a monument in Washington, D.C. dedicated to him.
  • 12. His face appears on the one dollar bill and the quarter.
  • 13. MOUNT RUSHMORE His face also appears on Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota.
  • 14. George Washington was a great leader. He has been called the “Father of Our Country”.
  • 15. Sources • The Citizen’s Almanac U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services • Image and graphics From Internet