Background: Early Life Born: February 22, 1732 in VA Father Dies Connection to Fairfax family 1743 Appointed to official surveyor Mother does not allow of Culpeper County George to join Navy Brother dies of Tuberculosis; job Given rank of Major in Militia Joined Free Masons divided French & Pope’s Creek Estate Indian War
Gaining Experience British Military Tactics Political Skills Military Skills Leadership Skills Organization Displayed: Logistics Command Presence Battlefield Tactics Organize Toughness Drill Courage Discipline
Life After War Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis Moved to Mount Vernon Had no children of his own with Martha due to illness. Professional Life (Pre-War) Farmer Politician AristocratTobacco Wheat
Early Revolution Passively opposed the Stamp Act of 1765 Became actively involved after passing of Townshend Acts in 1767 Attended First Virginia Convention & First Continental Congress
The First Presidency EVENT LEGACY Hiring Advisors Presidential Cabinet Residence Act Washington D.C. Whiskey Rebellion Domestic Defense Jay Treaty English-American Relations Two-Terms Served Model for future Presidents
Retirement Returned to Mount Vernon to run his Plantations Military advisor under Adams’ PresidencyPassed away December 14, 1799 at Mount Vernon
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