George stepped down from the presidency after 8 years, or two terms. He was soon very sick with a throat infection and died on December 14, 1799.
He felt it was important that the president not become powerful or rule too long, like a king. Fun Facts about George Washington Activities Take a ten question quiz about this page.
But by the late 1760s, with the rising taxes set on Americans by the British, he was engrossed in the effort to declare independence from England.
He became a delegate to the First Continental Congress in 1774 in Philadelphia, and by the time the second Continental Congress convened, he was appointed as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army (History).
Washington's Presidency The two terms that Washington served as president were peaceful times.
During this time, George established many roles and traditions of the President of the United States that still stand today.Crossword Puzzle Word Search Jigsaw Puzzles with pictures of George Washington George Washington in Pictures Longer and more detailed biography of George Washington.We know him as the first president of the United States, and as an honored general, but what else should we know about him? George Washington (no middle name, as they were not used until the early 19th century) was born in Virginia on February 22, 1732 into a middle-class family, being the eldest of six children of Augustine and Mary Washington.Fortunately, George had an older brother named Lawrence who took good care of him.Lawrence helped to raise George and taught him how to be a gentleman.Being given the position of major without previous military experience attests to his leadership skills and natural physical ability.He fought in the French and Indian War, and was so successful as a major that he was eventually given the position to lead the entire militia of Virginia.Not much is known factually about the first president’s childhood, but what is known for sure is that between the ages of seven and fifteen, he was home schooled and studied with a church sexton and then a schoolmaster for math, geography, Latin, and English classics.He was said to have learned much from backwoodsmen and a plantation foreman.Lawrence made sure that he was educated in the basic subjects like reading and math.When George turned 16 he went to work as a surveyor, where he took measurements of new lands, mapping them out in detail.