George Washington is a key character in the American Revolution, so we thought he deserved a page for himself. In this page we would be constantly updating information about George Washington as we advance in our main posts on the home page. Please Enjoy and Hope to you have a good time learning.
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Before George Washington makes his great appearance on our main posts, we would brief you about his youth, studies and life before the American Revolution.

Childhood

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in the british Commonwealth of Virginia. He was the first son of Mary Ball Washington and Augustine Washington. During his childhood, few omens of greatness were offered, for George was one of ten children belonging to an aristocratic family, seeming that he would dedicate his life on growing tobacco and preparing timber. George Washington’s father died when he was just eleven years old; and since then, young George spent the next few years living in different households throughout Virginia. He lived with his mother near Fredericksburg, with relatives in Westmoreland, and with his half brother in Mount Vernon. Very few is known of your Washington’s childhood and there have even been stories created, such as the story of how the young George took a hatchet, cut down a cherry tree and then admitted his deed because he was too honest to lie; a story which is probably false according to many sources.

Washington received his primary education in a churchyard school and was later sent to a boarding school. His formal education ended in his early teen years. At the age of fourteen Washington had planned to join the British navy but had to stay home because of her mother who didn’t want him to become enlisted in the navy. By the age of sixteen Washington had successfully obtained a basic education in mathematics, surveying, reading, and other important subjects of his time. Washington enjoyed learning about the practical world, such as surveying and using mathematics; but was not “versed in the literary classes of the day, nor did he excel in reading or in language.”

At this age, Washington met Lord Thomas Fairfax, an englishmen who owned enormous tracts of land. Fairfax gave Washington his first job, surveying the lands of the Shenandoah Valley. As a county surveyor, Washington was able to earn enough money to begin buying is first plots of land.

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