George Washington bornGeorge Washington was born on February 22, 1732.
He was born on a plantation called Pope’s Creek.
George Washington Joins the MilitaryHe joined the British army and served as a lieutenant in the French and Indian War.
George Washington Enters PoliticsWashington was promoted and made second-in-command of the Virginia Regiment.
He was elected as one of the Virginia delegates to the First and Second Continental Congresses.
George Washington Gets MarriedGeorge Washington married Martha Daindridge Custis.
They had four children.
The American Revolutionary War7 Key events of the American Revolution
- The Stamp Act (March 1765)
- The Townshend Acts (June-July 1767)
- The Boston Massacre (March 1770)
- The Boston Tea Party (December 1773)
- The Coercive Acts (March-June 1774)
- Lexington and Concord (April 1775)
- British attacks on coastal towns (October 1775-January 1776)
End: September 3, 1783
The American Revolutionary War is the Seven Years War and became a national hero.
George Washington Becomes Commander in ChiefSummaries of Washington's Revolutionary War battles
Battle of Long Island (8.27, 1776)
Battle of Germantown (10.4, 1777)
Battle of Monmouth (6.28, 1778)
Siege of Boston (7.3, 1775 – 3.17, 1776)
Battle of Trenton (12.26, 1776)
Last Battle is Yorktown (9.28 – 10.19, 1781)
General Washington fought in 17 battles in the Revolutionary War, winning 6 of the battles, losing 7 of them, and fighting to a draw in 4 battles.
George Washington Crosses the DelawareDecember 25, 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware River so that his army could attack an isolated garrison of Hessian troops located at Trenton, New Jersey.
George Washington Becomes President of the United StatesWashington became the first and only president to be unanimously elected. He was elected the second president again, from 1789 to 1797.
George Washington diesDied: December 14, 1799
Time of Death: 10-11 PM
Resting Place: Washington Family Tomb, Mount Vernon, Virginia
Cause of Death: acute bacterial epiglottitis