History's HEROES? Dated February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799

George Washington

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He fought in the American Revolutionary war as a Commander-in-Chief, But was originally from Virginia.


  • Helped America free itself from Great Britain
  • Became the first president


  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Perseverant / Tenacious (keeps going despite challenges)
  • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
  • Determined
  • Ambitious

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"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." - George Washington

The First President

George Washington was a strong influence in the American revolutionary war. He ultimately became the first President, dying at the age of 67 after a long and fruitful life.

George Washington was the first president of the United States. He grew up in the then-British colony of Virginia, and fought in the French and Indian war for the British. After the war he began to see that Britain should not own America. When he was about 44 years old, the first shots were fired in Lexington and Concord. The Revolutionary war had begun. Washington fought hard in the war, hard enough that he became Commander-in-Chief and went on to become president of the new United States of America. He ended up marrying a woman, Martha Washigton, who had two children. Washington finally died at an age of 67 due to dental problems that caused an infection.

Life in George Washington's world

In George Washington's time, slavery and big farms were common, and everyone had to work. Several wars took place in his lifetime.

Was George Washington a Hero?

  • Kept fighting for freedom
  • Was a strong leader

Things you might not know about George Washington

George Washington suffered horrible dental issues throughout his life, ultimately causing his death.
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