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Casey Dring

Mrs. Farris

History 1 Cp period 2

17, March, 2010

      George Washington: An American Hero

      George Washington grew up with discipline and education from his father Augustine Washington.   Some of the lessons George Washington was taught had a lot to do with The French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. George Washington’s upbringing contributed to his success in the military for the United States. He was a perfect candidate for the first president of the United States.   He was considered an American hero from some of the people in the United States.

      George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, VA(George Washington’s Mount Vernon).   Washington was the eldest of four. George’s Parents names were Augustine Washington and Jane Butler. Washington’s mother died when he was at a young age. In 1731 Augustine Washington married Mary Ball which she had a son.   At age six, the Washington family moved to Ferry Farm in Stafford. George was educated by his father and his elder half brother named Lawrence.   He was mainly taught by his father because of how well he was educated. Augustine Washington taught George how to survive in the wilderness because it is a valuable lesson for someone who is growing up.

In 1743, Augustine Washington passed away. Soon after, George moved with his older brother to Mount Vernon. George met a woman named Sally Cary Fairfax and got married to her.   The Fairfax helped George build his career. Washington’s dream was to go to sea, however, he changed that to a surveyor. George helped the Fairfax family lay out the town of Belhaven (which is now a day’s called Alexandria) in 1749 and became surveyor of Culpeper County. In 1752, Lawrence Washington died of Tuberculosis(Albert Marrin, George Washington and the Founding of a Nation 30-39). George Washington took over Lawrence’s home in Mount Vernon.

In 1753, there was a rivalry going on between the French and the British over...

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