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George Washington “Father Of Our Country” SOL 1.2
1732 George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22.
1752 George’s brother Lawrence dies and George now owns Mt. Vernon.
1753 George is a member of the British Army and fights in the French and Indian War.
1759 George Washington marries the widow Martha Custis. She has two children named Jacky and Patsy.
1775 George Washington is chosen as the “Commander in Chief” of the Continental Army.
1783 The Revolutionary War ends and a new country is born: “The United States of America.”
1789 George Washington becomes our first president and serves for 8 years.
1799 George Washington dies at his home in Mt. Vernon.
Today We remember George Washington every year on President’s Day.
Explore On Your Own Visit this website to learn more about George Washington and his home. http://www.mountvernon.org/virtualnonflash /index.cfm/refsec/learn http://www.mountvernon.org/virtualnonflash /index.cfm/refsec/learn