The first president of the United States was born on February 22, 1732 at Pope’s Creek, Westmoreland, Virginia, to Augustine Washington (1694-1743) and his second wife Mary Ball Washington (1708-89). He had four brothers; Elizabeth, Samuel, John Augustine and Charles. The fifth Mildred, died during infancy and George spent most of his childhood with his family.
The future president also had three half-brothers and sisters from his father’s last marriage: Lawrence II and Augustine II, who were 14 and 12 years old, respectively, and Jane, who also died early as George II.
At age 3, the family moved to 60 miles upstream to his home at Little Hunting Creek which was later named Mount Vernon in the Potomac. Three years later, they resettled again, this time to a smaller building on the Rapahanok River near Fredericksburg, near the railroad that George’s father would later run. George Washington lost his father at age 11 unexpectedly.
In the 1746, 16-year-old Washington, along with George William Fairfax who was the son of Colonel Fairfax, began exploring much of the North Neck Estate, where Charles II’s family first lived in the wild in 1649. At the same time, he tries to hang out with polite friends at home. Over the next several years, George worked as a surveyor for the Fairfax family, and when he was 21, he cultivated nearly 2,500 acres in the Shenandoah Valley.
The year 1752 wasn’t a good year as Lawrence Washington died of tuberculosis after resigning as deputy commander of the Virginia militia.
With much appreciation to the example of his half-brother and the small number of influential supporters who supported him, George applied for the position, although he had no military experience.
In February 1753, shortly before his 21st birthday, he was named Lieutenant General of Northern Virginia County and became a Major in the Virginia Militia. At 6 feet tall and 180 pounds of muscle, he looked just right.
The following year in October, Washington was ordered to attack western Ohio, the so-called Ohio Company, a land speculation company founded in 1747 by Washington’s two half-brothers. A fortress was built on the territory that the British claimed. Then Washington should ask them to leave in peace.
Otherwise, Washington was under the signature of King George II, who used force and ordered ordered them to be expelled by force. In the Ohio desert, he was quickly hit by freezing rain.
From Washington to France. They contacted the local Iroquois Indians, who took them to a trading post, from where they traveled in mid-December to Fort Le Boeuf in France and Fort (now northwest Pennsylvania).
In August 1774, 42-year-old Washington was elected one of the seven Virginia delegates to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Washington was known for its calmness, composure and discretion, where great orators and politicians from thirteen colonies worked.
From the earliest days of Congress, Washington was a potential candidate for Supreme Commander. The first military clash in the American War of Independence occurred in April 1775, when a group of Massachusetts militias defended their military supplies in Concord from the roughly 700 regular British army officers who ordered their capture.
On April 30, 1789, Washington was elected unanimously by the Federal Hall Electoral College in New York and became the first President of the United States. When the country was first discovered, Washington set several precedents.
He had a reputation as a military leader, but left his uniform at home. The new US Constitution says nothing about the opening speech, but he gave his first speech. And, according to legend, he finished reading the oath with the words: “Lord, help me.”
After his tenure, Washington began to create a presidential chair that would retain the dignity of office without the smell of monarchy or royalty. Rather than accepting the Senate’s proposed title of “Sir, Defender of Liberty,” he voted for the simpler “President of the United States” adopted by the House of Representatives. He had a formal dinner.
On September 19, 1796, Washington issued a farewell statement that it would not run for a third term. On March 4, 1795, the 65-year-old man attended the inauguration of John Adams as presidents of the country and he and Martha left to their home in Mount Vernon.