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12 january 2017, 20:02
George Washington first President of America, the founder of the USA as a United country. A fighter for independence.
George Washington first President of America
George Washington was born February 22, 1732 in the town of bridge Creek located in the area which then was still called the colony of Virginia. His father Augustin was the owner of the tobacco plantation and at that time was in a second marriage. He died when the boy was 11 years old. George Washington was the third of five children and 16 years of age were raised and schooled at home.
The boy was interested in a naval career as an example for him was the half-brother Lawrence who served in the Royal Navy. With him young George traveled to Barbados and the West Indies. In 1752 brother Lawrence died and left to George Washington to his house in the estate of mount Vernon near Alexandria. Nearby lived a rich landowner Lord Faifax. For George it was not just a neighbor and a person credible, but also an influential mentor. The Lord taught him manners and lifestyle of the upper class as Washington is a very tentatively held in the plantation society of the elite because of the lack of communication with a wide range of people of high society.
Thanks Feathers George Washington acquired good skills of the surveyor and made the first steps in a military career.
Young George Washington
In 1754 with the onset of the French and Indian war, the War of Britain against the French and Indians it was called the Seven years ' war, George Washington commanded a group of Virginia militia at that time he had the rank of Colonel. In 1755 he participated in the March to the Fort, Dukan Ohio. In 1759 he resigned, and took to wife a rich widow with two children her name was Martha Dandridge Custis 1731-1802гг. Their kids Washington and have not got.
It is with great pleasure were engaged in the agricultural Affairs of the estate often arranged in the evening and took almost the entire plantation elite of the city. He was elected to the chamber of citizens of Virginia. George Washington criticized the British authorities in his opinion they did not give colonies to develop its domestic economy. In 1774 the Continental Congress represented the interests of Virginia. The colonies had reached an understanding with the monopoly power then clashed colonists of the British army. Washington, without hesitation, put on a military uniform as an indication that he is ready to accept the challenge and fight for the ideas of the colonies.
15 Jun 1755 took place the second continental Congress where for bravery and excellent reputation of George Washington elected commander of Continental army. Began a War for independence which lasted until 1783. During this time George spent no small amount of his fortune he manifested himself as an honest brave and fair leader is not seeking.
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