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Washington 2 I chose to research my final paper on the leader George Washington. Although I research other important leaders George Washington made the way for other American leaders in my eyes. George Washington was born on February 22. 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. “George Washington could trace his family’s presence in North America to his great-grandfather John Washington who migrated from England to Virginia.” George Washington family was wealthy, but lost most of their wealth during the Puritan Revolution. George Washington father died when he was 11, and his half- brother Lawrence and his wife Annie Fairfax raised him to be a very fine young man. In July, 1752, “George Washington’s Brother Lawrence, died of tuberculosis making him the heir apparent of the Washington lands.” George Washington was given a rank of major in the Virginia milita. George Washington was given the honorary rank of colonel and joined British General Edward Braddock’s army in Virginia in 1755. Although Washington went to war and escaped with our harm, some of his fellow soldiers were not as lucky. Washington held the position of being commander of all Virginia troops in August 1755. George Washington had already been in battle and had escaped death, so when he became ill in 1757 he was sent home with dysentery. George Washington applied for a commission and with the turn down of the position, he resigned in 1758. George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, a wealthy widow with two children. George Washington never had any descendents. George however did acquire two children from the death of John Jacky Martha son. During his retirement for the Virginia militias “George Washington devoted himself to the care and devotion of his land holdings, attending the rotation of crops, managing livestock and keeping up with the latest scientific advancements.”…...

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