George Washigton's Life

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GW's Birth

1732

GW inherites 10 slaves after his father's death

1743

GW surrenders at Fort Necessity

1754

GW's put in command of all Virginia Forces

1755

GW marries Martha Dandridge Custis

1759

GW inherits Mount Vernon of half-brother

1761

GW's elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army

1775

GW wins battle at Yorktown

1781

GW's is sworn in as first president

1789

GW's elected to serve a second term

1793

GW ends his second term as president and returns to Mount Vernon

1797

GW dies

1799