George Washington

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Born: February 22 in Westmorland County, Virginia

1732

Inherited a huge plantation George’s father dies

1743

George got his first job as surveying the undiscovered land of Virginia

1748

George’s close half-brother Lawrence dies on May 10

1752

George joins the Virginia militia due to his half- brother dyeing

1753

Also took charge of the Ohio River Valley mission

1753

George Washington surrendered Fort Necessity in the French and Indian War.

1754

Marries wealthy widow Mrs. Martha Dandridge

1759

Elected delegate to First Continental Congress

1774

Crosses the Delaware River and captures a Hessian Force

1776

Sign the Declaration of Independence

1776

December 19 arrived and camped at Valley Forge (very tough place to settle)

1777

Elected 1st president of the United States

1787

Re-elected to be president of the United States

1793

George sent men to Britain to sign a war agreement treaty

1794

George’s last real tooth gets pulled by, his dentist

1796

George’s terms of being President are over

1797

John Adams appoints George as Commander in Chief

1798

George’s will states that all hundred of his slaves are to be free

1799

George Washington dies on December 14 at age 64

1799