The First President of the United States

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George Washington grew up in the English colony of Virginia. He was tall and strong and respected by his friends and colleagues as a good leader.

On April 30th, we celebrate his inauguration as the First President of the United States.


Discover what inspired him and get to know his great story.  As he grew older, George saw how England took advantage of the American colonies and he didn’t like it. When the colonies declared their independence, George was chosen to lead their army as its general. When the colonies finally won their freedom, George was elected to lead the great new nation as its First President, taking his oath in Federal Hall on Wall Street on April 30, 1789.

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  • When was George Washington born?
  • In what year was he elected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress?
  • In 1781, George led his army to victory at the Battle of ……….
  • What unusual gift did George receive from the King of Spain?
  • When was George re-elected for his second term as President of the United States?

Find the answers to these questions and learn more about this amazing man. Discuss his life leading up to his Presidency and compare his journey to the White House with today’s modern President.

George Washington eBook



With Mother’s Day just around the corner on May 11, we share this quote from George Washington about his own mother.

Mary Ball Washington
Mary Ball Washington


“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her” – George Washington



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