George Washington, from birth to death. Focuses mainly on battles and predency

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This report is on George Washington. It discusses his life from his birth to his death. It mainly focuses on

the major things that he did while he was alive such as battles and becoming president

Who Was George Washington? We all know him from the one dollar bill and the quarter, but how did this

man get to be so famous? Well it all started back on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. This

date marked the birth of George Washington. George was the eldest son of a Virginia planter by the name of

Augustine Washington, and Mary Ball Washington. Even though Washington had very little or no formal schooling,

his early papers such as some notebooks indicate that he read works of geography, military history, agriculture, and

composition. It also shows that he showed some ability in simple mathematics and surveying. Later in his life

Washington developed a style of writing and speech that, although it was not always perfect, was powerful and with

force. Quite fond of action, he was an excellent horseman and enjoyed the sports and social events of the Virginia

planter society. When he was 16 George was invited to join a party to survey lands owned by the Fairfax family (he

was related to them by marriage) to the west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His journey led him to take a lifelong

interest in the development of western lands. In the summer of 1749 he was appointed official surveyor for Culpeper

County, and during the next two years he made many surveys for landowners on the Virginia frontier. In 1753 he

was appointed to position of an assistant to a commanding officer in one of the districts Virginia was divided in, with

the rank of major.

Washington played an important role...