George Washington Biography Essay

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George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732 in the Westmoreland County, Virginia. He helped shape the birth of the nation for nearly 20 years. During the Revolutionary War, he served as commander of the Continental Army as president of the convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution. In 1789, he was elected the first President of the United States.George was an athletic boy, and he was tall for his age. His father loved him very much and gave him a pony and taught him how to ride. George went to a school near home. There is a minister taught him how to write, read and do math. George had a hard time with spelling. Nothing really bad happened to him until he was eleven. His father died ...view middle of the document...

This was very rare in colonial times. This was a beneficial trait for him.People who study George Washington probably can learn a lot of important lessons from the way he lived and the way he behaved. I can learn a kind of firm and indomitable spirit, the spirit of serving people who need help and the ways he lead the country. He was very organized to lead the country. Washington refused a third Presidential term and refused to be a king even though it could make him powerful and rich. So we can see that he didn’t care about the money and power, all he cared about was the country and the people. His action was telling us about the power and the money is not important, what really important is that we should be a good, strong people and willing to help others instead of being a fool in money and power.Washington was a real hero. He saved the people in many ways. He was prosperous and strong to set up a democracy and great country, and he placed the people's interests on the primary importance. A celebrity is totally different from a...

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