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Founding Brothers Essay

  • Submitted by: someasiandude
  • on November 25, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 509 words

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Founding Brothers

Joseph Ellis   wrote a book called "Found Brothers." It consisted several important figures who found United States, and it included George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. One of the most significant   figures   was George Washington with his childhood and family relationships, his careers and presidency, and his interesting facts.
George Washington was born in 1732 at Wakefield Plantation, Va. His father was Augustine Washington, a planter who owned over 9,000 acres of land, while his stepmother was Mary Ball Washington, a Virginian noble. He had six siblings including two half brothers, three brothers, and one sister; among his six siblings, George was the eldest. When George was 11 years old, his father died and soon he was mentored by Lawrence, his half brother who served in the Royal Navy. George received most of his education from Lawrence and became excellent in math. After 1752 when Lawrence died, George inherited the Mount Vernon estate. Later on, George Washington married a widow named Martha Custics.
George had several careers before he became the first president of the United States of America. In 1749, he was appointed as a surveyor for Culpepper County in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 1754, George Washington won the rank of lieutenant colonel and lead a force against the French control of the Ohio river Valley; defeated at Fort Nescessity. The next year, he redeemed himself by saving Gen. Edward Braddock and became the commander of the Virginia Militia Forces. Also, he represented Virginia at the First and Second Continental Congress. After the battle of Lexington and Concord, George was appointed as commander in chief of the Continental Army. He won several great battles including the Battle of Yorkton in 1781. George Washington ran for president in 1789 and won with unanimously votes by his contributions for United States. He retired from his presidency in 1796 with the "Farewell Address," and...

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