George Washington's Accomplishments

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George Washington once proclaim, “Every post is honorable, in which a man can serve his country” This holds great wisdom because it perfectly describes what kind of character Washington was, very well-driven and ambitious leaving an influential impact throughout history. He was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia on a plantation owned by his father. Being the youngest on out of three, he grew up with his three older brother, his dad, Augustine Washington and his wife, Mary Bell Washington. Sadly, his father died when he was only fourteen years old which lead to his family having no money to send him to school. At a very young age, he was highly determined. Even though he did not go to school, he still was able to continue studying by reading books and teaching himself mathematics at home. Also, he learned about having proper manners through copying down 110 rules from Rules of Civility.…show more content…
For example, he was a country surveyor for the frontier in Culpeper, Virginia. Though that, he got hands-on experience on identifying and selecting the best plots of land for land for purchase considering that buying land means more power. Many would describe him as being as being energetic and an amazing dancer. In the 18th century dancing played an important part of the social aspect of life. As he became more and more well known the number of balls and parties he was invited to grew. In 1759, Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, a widow who had two children named “Jacky” and “Patsy”. When his brother died, he inherited the Mount Vernon home and from there he expanded the mansion and brought more than 80 slaves with him. Later during his life, he decided to join the British army and fighting in the French and Indian War. From that experience, he got to learn more about the military such as how treaties work, military terms, and history on

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