George Washington Carver was born near Diamond Grove, Missouri in 1864 on a plantation owned by a slave owner. His father, Moses Carver, and his mother, Susan Carver, were slaves on that plantation. As a young infant, George along with his mother was kidnapped by Confederate night raiders and was taken to Arkansas to be…
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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…
George WashingtonWashington was born in Westmore County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. He is the son of the late Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. Augustine was a tobacco farmer and a stock raiser. Washington spent most of his early childhood on the Ferry Farm in Fredricksburg, Virginia. He attended school up until his fifteenth…
George Washington: Father of a NationA desolate wind swept over the American encampment at Valley Forge. Freezing temperatures and blinding snow storms accompanied by heartbreaking defeats had taken their toll on these young freedom fighters. The cry for freedom could no longer be heard over hunger pains and the freezing wind. One lone figure could…
Find in this articlePrint articleSend us feedbackMore Media (11 items)Article OutlineIntroduction, Early Life, Early Career, General of the Continental Army, Return Home, President of the United States, Second Term as President, Last YearsI. IntroductionPrint sectionWashington, George (1732-1799), first president of the United States (1789-1797) and one of the most important leaders in United States history….
ortance and need of canals for the nation’s development, but never completed histhought. On July 4 1817 the Erie Canal was began by Governor DeWitt Clinton a former New York city mayor and US Senate in Rome New York. It took much persistence and determination by Governor DeWitt Clinton to make the Erie Canal a…
Born in Westmoreland County, Va. , on Feb. 22, 1732, George Washington was the eldest son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington, who were prosperous Virginia gentry of English descent. George spent his early years on the family estate on Pope’s Creek along the Potomac River. His early education included the…
Flexner, James Thomas. George Washington. Little. 1967George WahingtonGeorge Washington was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. Heserved as commander-in-chief of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, and laterserved as the first president of the United States. His thoughts and ideas helped mold the UnitedStates into the great country that…
February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731], Popes Creek, Virginia, British America
December 14, 1799 (aged 67), Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
John Parke Custis, Patsy Parke Custis
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
|Cause of death||Epiglottitis|
|Parent(s)||Augustine Washington, Mary Ball Washington|
|Spouse(s)||Martha Dandridge, (m. 1759)|