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  • Monroe's Term Many Great Things
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    James Monroe was born in the quiet town of Westmoreland County, Virginia on April 28, 1758. His father, Spencer Monroe, was married to Elizabeth Jones in 1752. Spencer Monroe was a circuit judge and a farmer for the town (Kane 40). Monroe was the oldest of five. There were four other children; Andrew, Joseph, and Elizabeth. His third brother had died in his early childhood. He attended grammar school at a small academy for boys. This school had a reputation for serving the best of men, like Geor...
  • President Washington
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    Flex ner, James Thomas. George Washington. Little. 1967 George Washington George Washington was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. He served as commander-in-chief of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, and later served as the first president of the United States. His thoughts and ideas helped mold the United States into the great country that it is today. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the eldest s...
  • Washington And Other Virginia Nationalists
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    Washington, George (1732-99), commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy, and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of mature political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter, and Mary Ball W...
  • General George Washington
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    General George Washington was a Father and a leader of this country, and will never be forgotten by his people. After riding through a bad winter storm, General Washington caught a cold. His throat became infected making it difficult to breathe. On December 14, 1799, at the age of 67, George Washington died from this infection. As he wished, he was buried at Mount Vernon. George Washington was born to Augustine and Mary Washington at ten o'clock in the morning on February 22, 1732, in Westmorela...
  • French And Indian War Washington
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    George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Here he received little formal education. Historians have speculated that he attended a school in Fredericksburg, or may have been tutored by an indentured servant. Washington lived with his mother until the age of 16. At the age of 15, Washington took a job as an assistant land surveyor. In 1748, he joined a surveying team that was sent to the Shenandoah Valley to help survey the land holdings of Lord Fairfax. By ...
  • Washington Commander In Chief Of Its Army
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    George Washington George Washington is best known as the Father of our Country. He cared for this country much like a parent would care for a child. During his presidency, he solved many noteworthy problems. His achievements led to a democratic, wonderful country we like to call The United States of America. Although hes not thought of as glamorous, George Washington is looked upon with the utmost respect and awe by all countries of the world. George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, V...
  • Introduction Print Section Washington
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    Find in this article Print article Send us feedback More Media (11 items) Article Outline Introduction, Early Life, Early Career, General of the Continental Army, Return Home, President of the United States, Second Term as President, Last Years I. Introduction Print section Washington, George (1732-1799), first president of the United States (1789-1797) and one of the most important leaders in United States history. His role in gaining independence for the American colonies and later in unifying...
  • George Washington As A Slave Owner
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    George Washington became President in 1789 and since then has been regarded as America's "Founding Father" (10). This grand and hero-like status is said to have "began gravitating to Washington six months before the Declaration of Independence, when one Levi Allen addressed him in a letter as 'our political Father. ' " (10). The preservation of Washington's role as a national hero has been allowed by authors and the media omitting his many flaws as if they had either been forgotten or were no lo...
  • Great Leaders And George Washington
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    Life of George Washington During the last 300 years that people have been living in America, the United States has had many great leaders and George Washington is the greatest of all. While Abraham Lincoln may be remembered as the greatest president, and Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant as the greatest general, George Washington was the most important figure the country has ever known. Washington not only led the colonials that won the war of independence, but he also adjourned the committee th...
  • War Washington
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    ... -- at Brandywine and Germantown. The major success of that year -- the defeat (October 1777) of the British at Saratoga, N.Y. -- had belonged not to Washington but to Benedict Arnold and Horatio Gates. The contrast between Washington's record and Gates's brilliant victory was one factor that led to the so-called Conway Cabal -- an intrigue by some members of Congress and army officers to replace Washington with a more successful commander, probably Gates. Washington acted quickly, and the pl...
  • Next Several Years Washington
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    George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the eldest of six children by Augustine Washington and his second wife Mary Ball. The majority of Washington's education came from his father and after his death when George was 11 years of age in 1743, his elder half-brother Lawrence. Young George quickly learned the trade of surveying and at the age of 16 in 1748 he joined a surveying party sent out to the Shenandoah Valley by Lord Fairfax, a land baron. F...
  • French And Indian War Washington
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    George Washington George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He attended school for approximately eight years. Washington lived with his mother until the age of 16. At the age of 15, Washington took a job as an assistant land surveyor. In 1748, he began working in the Shenandoah Valley to help survey the land holdings of Lord Fairfax. By 1749, he established a good reputation as a land surveyor and was appointed Culpeper counties official land surveyor. Was...
  • Reporter For The Washington Post
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    During President Nixon's administration there was a history making scandal called Watergate. Watergate was based on a conspired break-in into the democratic headquarters in the Watergate building. Throughout this time Nixon's term was a very rocky one. A person believed to have ties to the president or a high official that confirmed the Watergate story to Washington Post reporters Woodward and Berns tien. The identity of this person to this day is unknown. Bob Woodward (1943-), American Journali...
  • Commander George Washington
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    George Washington is symbolized by his qualities of aristocratic duty, discipline, military orthodoxy, and persistence in adversity that is contemporaries particularly valued as marks of mature political leadership. Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732, in Westmoreland Co., Va., the eldest son of Augustine Washington (1694-1743), a Virginia planter, and Mary Ball Washington (1708-89). Washington had little or no formal schooling. Although he was interested in subjects like geography, military hi...
  • John Adams Accomplishments
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    Brandon Giroux Bible-12 John Adams Everyone here will agree that George Washington was the first president of the United States, correct What if I told you that under the United States Constitution, John Adams has been robbed of the rightful title of "The First President of the United States" What would you believe then John Adams was the son of John Adams and Susanna Boylston. Adams was born and raised in Braintree, Massachusetts. He attended school in Braintree; and at the age of 16 entered Ha...
  • George Washington As Its First President
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    On April 30, 1789, the citizens of the thirteen year old country, the United States, elected George Washington as its first president. This decision proved significant as a guide for future elections and assessments for all presidents. This essay will evaluate George Washington's presidency as the fore rusher of all who later held or will later hold office. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, to the gentry. He was brought up as a proper, venerable, 18th century Virginia gentleman. H...
  • George Washington George Washington
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    George Washington George Washington was born on his father's estate in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. He was the oldest son of a Virginia farmer, Augustine Washington, by his second wife, Mary Ball, The Washington family was descended from two brothers, John and Lawrence Washington, who emigrated from England to Virginia in 1657. The family's rise to modest wealth in three generations was the result of steady application to farming, land buying, and development of local ind...
  • Washington's Presidency
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    Introduction: George Washington was born in Westmoreland County in Virginia on Feb. 22, 1732. Washington (1732-99), commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. George Washington's memory is held in honor by his fellow countrymen and by the world. The enemies and critics who attacked him in war and in peace are now largely forgotten, but his name has become a byword for honor, loyalty, and love of country. He was k...
  • Presidency Of George Washington George Washington
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    The Life and Times of George Washington George Washington was an amazing man. He was born February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia and died December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. He had been the underdog so many times, but he rose to the challenge with pride, thoughts and guts. George was in the army as a captain / commander, then a General, finally, he was the very first president of the United States of America. George Washington when he was in the Army Virginia's governor, Rob...

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