Washington, George

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Washington George Washington is one of the main fighters for independence of the North American United States and the first President born February 22, 1732 in Westmorland, Virginia. His father, Augustine Washington, whose ancestors emigrated in 1657 from England was a wealthy planter who died in young years. George the third of five children, was raised by his mother a woman very smart. In his younger years he was engaged in surveying but then gave herself completely to agriculture which is loved especially that inherited from his dead brother's beautiful estate of mount Vernon on the Potomac. Participation in public Affairs he took for the first time in 1755, when of the rank of Colonel he accompanied General Braddock in his expedition against Fort Dukan and with him suffered defeat at Gret-Medousa. Despite the fact in Virginia it observed a production of Colonel, but he resigned this title married the young widow March Custis and settled in mount Vernon as a planter.

Hard work and strict order, he has significantly raised the profitability of their estates and became one of the wealthiest and most influential landowners in his province. He was elected to the Virginia Legislature in which soon promoted because of his intelligence and strength of character. When did disagreement with the mother country, he raised his voice for the rights of the colonies. His fellow citizens elected him a Deputy to the General Congress of the United colonies opened its meeting on 14 September 1774 in Philadelphia. When the battle at Lexington started hostile actions between the Americans and the British, the Congress decided to establish a regular army, and in 1775 unanimously elected Washington commander in chief. Only with great distrust of his forces made this difficult post rejecting any content.

He was found outside of Boston compiled from the colonial contingents the army of 14,000 people without weapons and military shells without any organization. With great effort he managed to introduce some order and discipline into this disorderly mass but he soon realized that he would have to be limited to only defense surveillance and sudden attack individual enemy units. With this system, he became the liberator of the homeland, see United States of America. He attended to the strengthening of banks and in March 1776 drove the British from Boston. When the enemy received reinforcements in August went to new York to Washington after a series of unsuccessful battles he was forced to leave his fortified position and go to another in the Northern mountains. Hunger and cold infectious diseases lack of clothing was the cause of death of a large portion of its combat forces.

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