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George Washington

  • Born

  • Married Martha Dandridge Custis

    Married Martha Dandridge Custis
    George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis at the age of 27. Martha and Washington had no children but they raised Martha's two children from her marriage to Daniel Parke Custis. Custis died leaving Martha a Widow in 1757.
  • Elected as the Commander and Chief of Continental Army

    The Continental Army elected Washington as commander and chief after leading America to victory over Britain during the American Revolution.
  • Constitution created

    Constitution created
    First person to sign the Constituion
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    George Washington was the first president of the United States. He served two terms before refusing the serve the 3rd term.
  • Begin Construction of Capital approved by Washington

    Begin Construction of Capital approved by Washington
    President Washington approved construction of a nation capital in 1790. The first capitol was in New York. Washington DC was renamed the Capital in 1800.
  • Ratified Jay Treaty

    This treaty was unpopular but it maintained trade with Great Britain.
  • Death

    George Washington passed away at his home in Vermont.