George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States of America. George Washington was born February 22nd, of 1732 in Virginia. His parents were Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington (Mount Vernon). George was the eldest of his 5 other siblings. He lived on a plantation near Fredericksburg. George’s Father died when George was only 11 years old. It is unknown for sure, but likely he helped his mother on the plantation after Augustine died. He is believed to have finished school at the age of 15 (History). When George grew up, he was made a commander of a Virginia Militia. Even though he had no previous military experience, he lead many groups into battle. The first war he participated in was the French and Indian War. Because of his amazing skill, he was eventually made commander of all of the Virginian Militias. Eventually, he grew tired of his job as commander and resigned in 1759 (History). Later, he was elected to the Virginia House. This was the start to his political career. (History) Eventually Britain angered George, and he decided that he wanted to fight back. This made him rejoin the army as a commander for the Revolutionary War (Biography). This is what makes him relevant to this chapter, because he was a part of the Revolutionary War. He was eventually put in charge of the Continental Army by Congress during the besiege of Boston. Even though he had lots of experience from previous wars, he was not prepared for this war. This was mainly because his first jobs as commander were over small numbers of people. In the Revolutionary War, he was put in charge of the entire Continental Army, which had grown large because of frustration with the British. This made him very unprepared (Biography). Later in the war, the British sent a large fleet to Philadelphia. They were able to seize Philadelphia, and the tides started to turn towards the British. Even after the tides seemed to have turned, the British eventually lost the war due to political manipulation (History). After the British Surrender, George Washington was made the First President of the United States. This happened after George Washington gave up control of the Continental Army, and went back to his home in Mount Vernon. Eventually he was asked to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The intent of this meeting was to create a Constitution that would satisfy the American People, with the basic rights that they were denied under Great Britain. This got him back into Politics. He was eventually elected into Presidency in 1789. He was president until 1797, when he retired back to Mount Vernon. He died in Mount Vernon on December 14, 1799 (History).Works CitedHistory.com Staff. “George Washington.” History.com, A Television Networks, 2009, www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/george-washington.Mount Vernon Staff. “Biography of George Washington.” George Washington’s Mount Vernon, www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/biography/.Biography.com Staff. “George Washington.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 28 Apr. 2017, www.biography.com/people/george-washington-9524786.