Who Was George Washington?

Who Was George Washington?

Roberta Edwards, True Kelley

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 0448448920

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!

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TREE. IT TOOK MORE THAN A HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE THE TRUTH CAME OUT ABOUT THE UNTRUTHFUL BOOK. The person he loved best in the world was his kind half-brother Lawrence. Lawrence was Gus’s oldest son. He was fourteen years older than George. Lawrence had gone to school in England. He had learned Greek and Latin. He knew how to dress like a gentleman and act like a gentleman. There wasn’t enough money to send George off to England. Instead, he was taught at home, probably by his father and

easier for him to eat.) Then he would get on his horse and cover all four corners of his farm-land. He helped drive the cattle and mend fences. At first the farm raised and sold tobacco. Tobacco was difficult to grow even though Washington experimented with ways to improve his crop. Later on he switched to growing wheat and built a mill to turn the wheat into flour. Wheat was much easier to grow and he could sell it locally whereas most of the tobacco was shipped to England. There were no

governments in the colonies weren’t eager to raise taxes to fund what had become a very long war. Washington saw the bigger picture. Yes, this was a war for independence. But if the colonies won freedom from England, what would happen then? Washington gave much thought to this all during the war. If a new country was born, he came to believe that it must have a strong central government. Just as his army needed a strong commanding officer, Washington believed that a new country, made from the

governments in the colonies weren’t eager to raise taxes to fund what had become a very long war. Washington saw the bigger picture. Yes, this was a war for independence. But if the colonies won freedom from England, what would happen then? Washington gave much thought to this all during the war. If a new country was born, he came to believe that it must have a strong central government. Just as his army needed a strong commanding officer, Washington believed that a new country, made from the

soldiers, either. They would go for days without even so much as a bite of meat. They were near starvation. As always, Martha came to stay with her husband and the troops at winter camp. Everyone called her Lady Washington. She couldn’t stand the sight of blood and was known for saying that she shuddered at the sound of a gunshot. Yet she knew being there meant a lot to the soldiers as well as her husband. At Valley Forge, she cared for the sick and would leave small gifts for them. Still, a

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