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1 First Five Presidents By Jentria jones

2 George Washington Born: February 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, VA December 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA Presidential term: April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797 on&oq=geor&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59l2j0l3.3688j 0j8&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF- 8&gws_rd=ssl

3 Facts Early life-George Washington could trace his family's presence in North America to his great-grandfather, John Washington, who migrated from England to Virginia. Much of the family’s wealth was lost during the Puritan revolution and in 1657 George’s grandfather, Lawrence Washington. Washington threw a silver dollar across the Potomac and after chopping down his father's prize cherry tree, he openly confessed to the crime. The French politely refused and Washington made a hasty ride back to Williamsburg, Virginia's colonial capitol. a French post at Fort Duquesne killing the commander, Coulon de Jumonville, and nine others and taking the rest prisoners. The French and Indian War had begun.

4 John Adams Born: October 30, 1735, Braintree, MA Died: July 4, 1826, Quincy, MA Presidential term: March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801 Children: John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams Smith, More Link- ton&oq=geor&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59l2j0l3.368 8j0j8&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF- 8&gws_rd=ssl#q=john+adams+images

5 Facts Early Life- His father, John Adams Sr., was a farmer, a Congregationalist deacon and a town councilman, and was a direct descendant of Henry Adams, a Puritan who emigrated from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. He wrote a response to the imposition of the act by British Parliament titled "Essay on the Canon and Feudal Law.“ In 1770, Adams agreed to represent the British soldiers on trial for killing five civilians in what became known as the Boston Massacre. He believed that every person deserved a defense, and he took the case without hesitation. Adams's resolution proposing that the colonies each adopt independent governments. In 1789, he was placed on the ballot for America's first presidential election.

6 Thomas Jefferson Born: April 13, 1743, Shadwell, VA Died: July 4, 1826, Charlottesville, VA Presidential term: March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809 Children: Martha Jefferson Randolph, Mary Jefferson Eppes, Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson, Peter Jefferson, Jane Jefferson jefferson-9353715 gton&oq=geor&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59l2j0l3.3 688j0j8&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF- 8&gws_rd=ssl#q=thomas+jefferson+images

7 Facts Early life-Jefferson was born into one of the most prominent families of Virginia's planter elite. As a boy, Thomas Jefferson's favorite pastimes were playing in the woods, practicing the violin and reading. He began his formal education at the age of nine, studying Latin and Greek at a local private school run by the Reverend William Douglas. Jefferson was dismayed to discover that his classmates expended their energies betting on horse races, playing cards and courting women rather than studying. From 1767-'74, Jefferson practiced law in Virginia with great success, trying many cases and winning most of them. During these years, he also met and fell in love with Martha Wayles Skelton, a recent widow and one of the wealthiest women in Virginia.

8 James Madison Born: March 16, 1751, Port Conway, VA Died: June 28, 1836, Orange, VA Presidential term: March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817 9394965 gton&oq=geor&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59l2j0l3.3 688j0j8&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF- 8&gws_rd=ssl#q=james+madison+images

9 Facts Early life-ames Madison helped build the U.S. Constitution in the late 1700s. He also created the foundation for the Bill of Rights, acted as President Thomas Jefferson's secretary of state, and served two terms as president himself. He was the oldest of 12 children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. He returned to his father's estate in Orange County, Virginia—called Montpelier—five years later. His father had him stay home and receive private tutoring because he was concerned about Madison's health.

10 James Monroe Born: April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia, VA Died: July 4, 1831, New York City, NY Presidential term: March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825 Children: James Spence Monroe, Eliza Monroe, Maria Hester Monroe 9412098 gton&oq=geor&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59l2j0l3.3 688j0j8&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF- 8&gws_rd=ssl#q=james+monroe+images

11 Facts Early life-James Monroe was the last American president of the "Virginia Dynasty," so named because four of the first five presidents were from Virginia. First tutored by his mother at home, James attended Campbelltown Academy between 1769 and 1774, and was an excellent student.. His first act of rebellion was to join several classmates and raid the arsenal of the British royal governor, escaping with weapons and supplies that they turned over to the Virginia militia.

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