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  George Washington - MSN Encarta
George Washington was born on his father’s estate in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732.
George grew up a tall, strong young man, who excelled in outdoor pursuits, liked music and theatrical performances, and was a trifle awkward with girls but fond of dancing.
Washington seems to have been confident he could make an efficient adjutant at the age of 20, though he was then without military experience.
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 George Washington
George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first president of the United States (1789-97).
Whatever public criticism attended the debacle, Washington's own military reputation was enhanced, and in 1755, at the age of 23, he was promoted to colonel and appointed commander in chief of the Virginia militia, with responsibility for defending the frontier.
Washington, whose policy of neutrality angered the pro-French Jeffersonians, was horrified by the excesses of the French Revolution and enraged by the tactics of Edmond Genet, the French minister in the United States, which amounted to foreign interference in American politics.
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  Education World ® - Lesson Planning: George Washington Lives! -- On the Internet!
Washington used the room as her office "...from which she would oversee the household, the laundry and the kitchen, as well as teach her grandchildren and some of the slave children to sew and read." George Washington died in this bedroom.
George and Martha Washington are buried in a tomb on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is a 550-foot-tall marble obelisk.
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  George Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington was a military conservative: he preferred building a regular army on the European model and fighting a conventional war, and often complained about the undisciplined militia.
Washington was elected unanimously by the Electoral College in 1789, and he remains the only person ever to be elected president unanimously (a feat which he duplicated in the 1792 election).
George Washington is the namesake of the nation's capital, Washington, DC, and the State of Washington.
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 George Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Washington was part of the economic and cultural elite of the slave-owning planters of Virginia.
Modern day doctors now believe that Washington died from either a streptococcal infection of the throat or, since he was bled as part of the treatment, a combination of shock from the loss of blood, asphyxia, and dehydration.
Washington was a cricket enthusiast and was known to have played the sport, which was popular at that time in the British colonies.
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 Welcome to The American Presidency
Washington was chairman of a meeting at Alexandria in July that adopted the Fairfax Resolves, and he was elected one of the delegates to the First Continental Congress, which met in Philadelphia in September.
Washington appealed to them by his faith in popular sovereignty, his sponsorship of a republic and the rights of man, and his unceasing efforts to assure that his soldiers were well paid and adequately supplied with food, clothing, arms, medical care, and shelter.
Washington's anxieties over events in the 1780s were deepened by his memories of bitter experiences during the Revolution, when the weakness of Congress and the power of the states had handicapped the army in countless ways.
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 USA-Presidents.Info - George Washington
George Washington's birthday is celebrated on February 22 using the Gregorian calendar, but under the Julian calendar, which was in use throughout Britain and its colonies at the time of this birth, he was born on February 11.
Washington was commissioned in 1754 as an Colonel in the Virginia Militia and built a series of Forts in the western frontier of Virginia.
George Washington was plagued thoughout his adult life with bad teeth, losing about 1 tooth a year from the age of 24.
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 WallBuilders | Resources | Was George Washington a Christian?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Interestingly, Washington's own contemporaries did not question his Christianity but were thoroughly convinced of his devout faith--a fact made evident in the first-ever compilation of the The Writings of George Washington, published in the 1830s.
George Washington's adopted daughter, having spent twenty years of her life in his presence, declared that one might as well question Washington's patriotism as question his Christianity.
George Washington was a devout Episcopalian; and although as an Episcopalian he would not be classified as an outspoken and extrovert "evangelical" Founder as were Founding Fathers like Benjamin Rush, Roger Sherman, and Thomas McKean, nevertheless, being an Episcopalian makes George Washington no less of a Christian.
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 American President
George Washington was born into a mildly prosperous Virginia farming family in 1732.
Washington was elected by the Virginia legislature to both the First and the Second Continental Congress, held in 1774 and 1775.
Washington generally backed Hamilton on key issues, such as the funding of the national debt, the assumption of state debts, and the establishment of a national bank.
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 OSV - George Washington Quiz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the 1800s, one of the biggest official winter celebrations, by George!, was the annual observance of George Washington's birthday.
Even before his death in 1799, the Washington's Birthday bash -- and accompanying Birthnight Ball -- were firmly established in New England and elsewhere in the young republic as high cause for revelry, often at the local tavern, if not at the home of a prominent citizen.
George Washington wore a white wig -- to hide his receding hairline.
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 George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete George Washington Papers collection from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 65,000 documents.
Washington's election as delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses and his command of the American army during the Revolutionary war are well documented as well as his two presidential administrations from 1789 through 1797.
Because of the wide range of Washington's interests, activities, and correspondents, which include ordinary citizens as well as celebrated figures, his papers are a rich source for almost every aspect of colonial and early American history.
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 George Washington
Washington's attendance at the Constitutional Convention and his support for ratification of the Constitution were critically important for its success in the state conventions.
Washington was reelected president in 1792, and the following year the most divisive crisis arising out of the personal and political conflicts within his cabinet occurred over the issue of American neutrality during the war between England and France.
Message of President John Adams nominating George Washington to be Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of the Armies raised or to be raised in the United States.
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 The History Place - George Washington Picture Gallery
George Washington, the farmer, painted by Stearns, lithograph by Régnier.
Washington is shown standing among African-American fieldworkers harvesting hay with Mount Vernon in the background.
George Washington is shown praying under trees with his military camp in the background.
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 A Guardian -- George Washington
Washington's first great feat was leading the rag-tag Continental army to victory over the powerful British expeditionary forces in the American colonies.
Washington was instead a brilliant quartermaster with highly developed logistical skills, and what concerned him was equipping and sheltering his soldiers, and as far as possible keeping them out of harm's way.
In his lifelong devotion to his country, George Washington can be thought of as the quintessential civic-minded citizen, or social Guardian, as Plato called this sort of person.
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 George Washington Carver National Monument - George Washington Carver National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
Nature and nurture ultimately influenced George on his journey to becoming a renowned scientist of agriculture.
Several exhibits in the Carver Museum interpret the life of George Washington Carver when he lived on the Southwest Missouri farm.
The CBA works with the George Washington Carver National Monument to share Carver's legacies as a world-renowned scientist, trailblazing educator, and valiant humanitarian.
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 George Washington | First President of the United States
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Recounts Washington's accomplished life from childhood to manhood, from surveyor of the frontier to leader of revolution and on to the Presidency.
Washington's home is shown in its entirety, including the third floor.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Presidents: George Washington: Biography
The eldest of six children from his father's second marriage, George Washington was born into the landed gentry in 1732 at Wakefield Plantation, VA. Until reaching 16 years of age, he lived there and at other plantations along the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, including the one that later became known as Mount Vernon.
The next year, Washington began his military career when the royal governor appointed him to an adjutantship in the militia, as a major.
Yet, usually leaning upon Hamilton for advice, Washington supported his plan for the assumption of state debts, concurred in the constitutionality of the bill establishing the Bank of the United States, and favored enactment of tariffs by Congress to provide federal revenue and protect domestic manufacturers.
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 George Washington: The Commander In Chief
Washington at the second meeting of the Continental Congress, May 10, 1775, like his colleagues, realized that settling matters without conflict became impossible with the news of the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord.
George Washington, who, it is alleged, arrived clad in his uniform as a Colonel of Virginia forces, was named but was opposed by some of the delegates.
Washington's constant retreating before the British Army brought upon him much severe criticism, but in the end those who so bitterly assailed him for this seeming lack of success were forced to admit that an open fight would have crushed the Continental Army.
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 POTUS -- President George Washington
Washington posed for Stuart's portrait, which is now on the one dollar bill.
George Washington on the Frontier -- from The Fort Edwards Foundation
Washington has the distinction of being the only president to be elected unanimously by the electoral college.
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 George Washington
Washington occupied Dorchester Heights, effectively commanding the city and forcing the British to evacuate on March 17.
In May 1787, Washington headed the Virginia delegation to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and was unanimously elected presiding officer.
Washington was reelected president in 1792, and the following year the most divisive crisis arising out of the personal and political conflicts within his cabinet occurred -- over the issue of American neutrality during the war between England and France.
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 The Life of George Washington
Ramsay's Life of George Washington — like his widely-acclaimed History of the America Revolution — is part of the Keigwin and Mathews Collection.
George Washington was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress in May 1775.
Washington took the oath of office as the first President of the United States on April 30, 1789.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/George Washington
Because of Washington's involvement in Freemasonry, some publicly visible collections of Washington memorabilia are maintained by Masonic lodges, most notably the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.
He was noteworthy, however, for the humane treatment of his slaves and for his growing unease with the "peculiar institution." Historian Roger Bruns has written, "As he grew older, he became increasingly aware that it was immoral and unjust.
As cited in Henry Weincek's Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, one of his slaves, Ona Judge Staines escaped the Executive Mansion in Philadelphia in 1796 and lived the rest of her life free in New Hampshire.
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 Biography of George Washington
On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.
When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington, one of the Virginia delegates, was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
Washington enjoyed less than three years of retirement at Mount Vernon, for he died of a throat infection December 14, 1799.
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 George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are home to many fl bears - though sightings are rare.
Bill Larkins, who volunteers his time cleaning up dump sites on George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Alleghany, Bath, and Highland Counties, was recently recognized by Scenic Virginia...
Cooler weather and recent rains has led Forest Service officials to lift the ban on open fires on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
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