George Washington Timeline

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  • Birth

    George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Virginia, United States.
  • Loses His Father

    Loses His Father
    George Washington was 11 when his father died. After his father's death, he was in charge of the family farm. He had to manage crops and enslaved people. Also, he had to take care of his mother and younger brothers/sisters.
  • Started Learning

    Started Learning
    George Washington was not able to go to school after his father died. Because of this, he continued his education by reading books and practicing math.
  • Joins the Military

    Joins the Military
    George Washington was sent to the Ohio Territory when he was 21 years old, and his job was to tell the French troops there to leave.
  • Enters Politics

    Enters Politics
    George Washington was elected to represent Frederick County in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
  • Gets Married

    Gets Married
    George Washington married Martha Custis. They did not have any children, they raised Martha Washington's two children from a previous marriage.
  • Becomes Commander in Chief=

    Becomes Commander in Chief=
    George Washington was chosen to lead the army during the American Revolution, and his job was to fight the British Army.
  • Becomes President of the Unites States

    Becomes President of the Unites States
    George Washington become the first President of the United States of America and his inauguration was in New York City.
  • Becomes the President of Unites States Again

    Becomes the President of Unites States Again
    George Washington was chosen to be president of the United States two times, and his second inauguration was in Philadelphia.
  • Retire

    George Washington had been president for eight years, and he retired on July 4, 1797. After he retired, he went back home to Mount Vernon. After George Washington's retirement, John Adams became the second president.
  • Death

    George Washington died because of a throat infection when he was 67 years old, and he was buried at Mount Vernon.