George Washington Biography For Kids – America’s First President « George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, although he grew up near Fredericksburg. In his childhood and adolescence, he studied math and surveying. When he was 16, he went to live with his brother Lawrence in Mount Vernon. George was scarred with Smallpox before the age of 20, but inherited his brother’s land (including Mt.
Vernon) when he died in 1752. Washington’s military career began in 1753, when he was sent into Ohio country during the French and Indian War to protect British interests in the area. In 1754, he battled the French and was forced to surrender Fort Necessity (near present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Washington was married to Martha Custis in 1759. Washington proved himself an excellent leader, and won several other decisive battles during the Revolution. Washington was re-elected for a second term in 1792, but refused a third term. Biography of President George Washington for Kids. Biographies for Kids >> US Presidents for Kids Portrait of George WashingtonSource: Library of Congress George Washington was the First President of the United States.
Served as President: 1789-1797Vice President: John AdamsParty: FederalistAge at inauguration: 57 Born: February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia Died: December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia Married: Martha Dandridge WashingtonChildren: none (2 stepchildren)Nickname: Father of His Country Biography: What is George Washington most known for? One of the most popular Presidents of the United States, George Washington is known for leading the Continental Army in victory over the British in the American Revolution.
Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze Growing Up George grew up in Colonial Virginia. When George turned 16 he went to work as a surveyor, where he took measurements of new lands, mapping them out in detail. Before the Revolution The American Revolution and Leading the Army Washington's Presidency How did he die? Gale - Enter Product Login. EBSCOhost Login. EBSCOhost Login. Britannica School.