George Washington was born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman. His father died when he was eleven. He dropped out of school when he was 14 years old. He started to work when he was 17 years old and got his first land when he was 18 years old He was an experienced military leader. In 1754, he fought the first skirmishes of
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acing his principles and public responsibilities before his own needs, and brought forth the same qualities in others. His devotion to his country and his faith in its cause sustained him. Reluctant to harsh actions, he was generous in victory. "His integrity," wrote Thomas Jefferson, "was the most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known. He was, indeed, in every sense of the word, a wise, a good, and a great man."