Brief biography - WASHINGTON, GEORGE (1732-1799)

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Sayings and aphorisms of George Washington George Washington - American statesman and politician, the first President of the United States founder of the Institute of presidency in the United States commander. February 22, 1732 he was born in Virginia, Westmorland. His father was the immigrant from England a wealthy landowner-planter who died when George was 11 years old. His death has deprived the boy of the chance to study according to the family tradition in the UK therefore education was homemade it was organized by Lord William Fairfax, who lived in the neighborhood. He sent 16-year-old to their Western lands to work as a surveyor. In 1752 George Washington after his death inherited the estate of mount Vernon which will be associated with the rest of his life.

Showing interest in farming Washington, however, dreamed of a career soldier. In the same year as a volunteer, he began to fight with the French and Indians he had on their own experience to know what captured. In the rank of Colonel, he 1758 he resigned and returned to the estate, and closely engaged in its development to agriculture. In 1759, George. Washington married and gradually acquired the status of one of the most not only wealthy but also influential planters in the state. In 1758, started social activities George Washington in 1774 he was chosen to the Legislature of Virginia, and in 1774 was elected a Deputy of the 1st Philadelphia of the Continental Congress.

As a member of the Legislative Assembly he was opposed to violent action, however, when in 1775 began the War for independence a Colonel of the Virginia militia, George Washington abandoning thoughts of peaceful resolution of the conflict with Britain led the Continental army as commander - in-chief for the position he was chosen unanimously. Military action have found it a remarkable talent of military leader administrator showed bravery and courage as a human being. The biggest victories of his troops, in which Washington has reorganized was the battle of Boston the spring of 1776 Princeton winter 1777 battles of Saratoga in the autumn of 1777 and Yorktown in the autumn of 1781. In 1783 was signed the Treaty of Versailles in which the independence of the United States was recognized by great Britain and after this event John. Washington returned to mount Vernon after resigning as commander in chief. In 1787, begins a new stage in the biography of Washington, he became the head of the Committee of Congress which drafted the state Constitution.

1789 was the peak of his political career the year of the election unanimous for President of the United States of America, the first in the history of the country. In 1792, he remained in the presidential seat in the election.

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