Essay on George Washington before he was presdent. His entire life, including wars, from his birth until he was sworn in.

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George Washington: Before His Presidency George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732. His childhood was uneventful while he was educated in mathematics, The Classics and surveying. In 1743, his father died and his older half-brother Lawrence became a substitute father. Lawrence Washington had married into the wealthy Fairfax family which would help launch George's own career. In 1748, while Washington was living with his brother at Mount Vernon, he secured the position of surveyor …

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…iron out a code for joint use of the Potomac River. This meeting led to the Annapolis Convention and then the Federal Convention whose goal was to revise the Articles of Confederation, but led to the writing of the United States Constitution. Washington, who was the Virginia delegate, was elected the presiding officer. Once the Constitution was ratified, Washington was unanimously elected the first President of the United States in 1789 and was sworn-in on April 30, 1789