George Washington

Timeline created by Beckcomb
  • George Washington is Born

    George Washington was born on a plantation called Pope’s Creek. His father was Augustine and his mother was Mary. He had two older half-brothers and one older half-sister.
  • George Washington Moves to Ferry Farm

    George Washington lived in Virginia. As a young boy, he lived on three different farms. He moved to Ferry Farm when he was seven years old.
  • George Washington Loses His Father

    George Washington was eleven when his father died. George was put in charge of the family farm. He took care of his mother and younger brothers and sisters.
  • George Washington Learns

    George Washington was not able to go to school after his father died. He continued his education by reading books and practicing math. He read the Rules of Civility to improve his manners. He read a book about surveying to improve his math.
  • George Washington Takes a Trip

    George Washington went on a trip when he was nineteen years old. He went to an island in the Caribbean called Barbados. He went with his half-brother Lawrence who was sick. Doctors said the warm weather in Barbados would help Lawrence.
  • George Washington Joins the Military

    George Washington was sent to the Ohio Territory when he was twenty-one years old. His job was to tell the French troops there to leave. The French refused to leave and the French and Indian War started.
  • George Washington Enters Politics

    George Washington was elected to represent Frederick County in the Virginia House of Burgesses. The House of Burgesses was part of Virginia’s government.
  • George Washington Gets Married

    George Washington married Martha Custis. Martha had been married before but her husband died. She had two children, John and Martha. In April George moved his new wife and step-children to his home, Mount Vernon.
  • George Washington Inherits Mount Vernon

    George Washington rented his home, Mount Vernon, from his sister-in-law. When she died George Washington became the owner of Mount Vernon.
  • Washington Becomes Commander in Chief

    George Washington was chosen to lead the army during the American Revolution. His job was to fight the British Army. The Second Continental Congress gave him the title Commander in Chief.
  • George Washington Becomes President of the United States

    George Washington Becomes President of the United States
    George Washington was the first President of the United States of America. His inauguration was in New York City. New York City was the first capital of the United States.