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George Washington: First President of the United States

  • Birth

    George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732. He was the son of Augustine and Mary Washington.
  • Military Man

    Military Man
    George Washington served in the military before he took the office as president. He served in the years between 1752-1758.
  • Marriage

    George Washington married a widow by the name of Martha Dandrige Custis on January 6, 1759.
  • Commander in Chief

    Commander in Chief
    During the American Revolution, George Washington was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. He served during the years of 1775-1783.
  • President

    George Washington took the office of president on April 30, 1789. This made him the first president of the United States of America.
  • End of Presidency

    End of Presidency
    After serving two consercutive terms as president, George Washington decided not to run for a third term in 1797. John Adams took his place to be the second president.
  • Death

    After horseback riding in the cold, Washington developed a throat infection. He died on December 14, 1799. He was burried by his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia.