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George Washington

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BC: SUPERLEADER Most known for his military leadership and although he lost more battles than he won he was still a great leader.

FC: George Washington | Kaylyn Trenchard

1: "Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company." George Washington (1732-1799) By: Kaylyn Trenchard

2: George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland county, Virginia. He received very little formal education. After the death of his father he moved to Mt. Vernon with his half brother Lawrence, who taught him much of what he knew.

3: . | In February 1753, at 21 years old, George Washington began a new career as a major in the Virginia militia. He had no prior military experience which led to his forced surrender during his first military intervention with the French. Discouraged by his defeat, he resigned his commission in 1754.

4: That same year George volunteered to join British general Edward Braddock's expedition against the French. After Edward Braddock's death in the French and Indian ambush, Georges guidance appointed him Colonel and Commander in Chief of the state militia.

5: He retired from military service in 1758 and lived in Mt. Vernon on the land he inherited from his brother Lawrence after his death. George made a living as a wealthy planter. He married Martha Custis on January 6, 1759. | George served in the House of Burgesses from 1759 to 1774. He served as a delegate to the First Continental Congress. He was a Patriot and at age 43, he was chosen to lead the American Force against Great Britain.

6: George Washington is relevant today because.... | Played a large role in the ratification of the Constitution (didn't think it provided a strong enough central government) | First President of the new nation (1789–1797.) Fought for a republic government, and built a strong, well-financed new government that avoided war. | Created the first national banking system and the first effective taxing system in the U.S.

7: Started the "two-term" presidency in 1796 when he did not seek re-election for the 3rd time.This was upheld until FDR was elected a third term in 1940. Now the 22nd Amendment restricts a third election. | Washington died on December 14, 1799. | "Father of our country" | Played a crucial role in the founding of the US.

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