George Washington is perhaps one of the most well known historical figures in all American history. He was the first American President, President of the Constitutional Convention, commander of the Continental Army. He was born on February 22nd of 1732 at his dad's plantation (Augustine Washington) on Pope’s Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia. This, however, was not George’s home for long as. In 1735, his family relocated to Little Hunting Creek Plantation alternatively referred to us as Mount Vernon. In 1738 they once again repositioned to Ferry Farm. A farmstead in Virginia, Fredericksburg. This is the residence where George spent almost his entire youth.
Despite the fact that George’s youth is barely known, tales describing his young life, talks of his physical strength, piety and honesty have long displaced the actual documented realities. A few facts can, however, be salvaged; still, Augustine, George’s father died when George was just 11 years. This left Augustine’s entire estate to George and family. Being the eldest to the son to Mary, the lady Augustine remarried to after the death of his first wife, and he took over Rappahannock River Plantation, a job that ensured he developed efficiency and hard working skills. Just like his youth, George’s education history is scarcely known. With the death of his father, it was impossible for George to study abroad. It is therefore believed that he may have attended a school near his home in the early years of his life. He then moved to a different school in one of the following counties; Westmoreland, Stafford or Fredericksburg where he pursued survey and mathematics. Age 15 brought about the end of his education.
The adventure was one of George’s driving forces. Following his surveyor career, he was appointed county surveyor of Culpeper, a newly formed county. This placed him in the way of the French and Indian war in 1753. During the first stages of this war, he made it be a senior officer in the regal paramilitaries. He was later commissioned as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in 177 by the Second Continental Congress in the American Revolution. The victory was attained in 1783, the point at which he resigned as Commander in Chief. He later in 1787 headed the Constitutional Convention and formulated the federal government form of government for the US.
As President, following his election in 1789, he brought about several changes. Starting with the implementing of an efficient tax system, permanent seat of the government, state and federal, the national bank and even peace by avoiding war with the Great Britain. He retired from the presidency after two terms in 1797 and settled at Mount Vernon. Working under rain, hail, and snow served as the on a start of George’s demise. Starting with a sore throat, his ailment progressed fast. Despite efforts of various doctors such as Dr. James Craik, Dr. Elisha Dick and Dr. Gustavus Brown, George’s life could not be saved. He died at 67 years of age on Saturday 14th of December 1799 at around 10 p.m., and his funeral was held on 18th of December 1799.