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Pages: 45. Chapters: George Washington, Joseph Martin, George
Washington in the French and Indian War, Daniel Morgan, Henry
Timberlake, Charles Scott, Joseph Hardin, Sr., Thomas Sumter,
William Crawford, Andrew Lewis, James Craik, William Fleming,
Thomas Bullitt, Andrew Montour, George Mercer, John Neville, Adam
Stephen, William Russell, William Byrd III, Stephen Heard, George
Weedon, William Woodford, Jethro Sumner, William Darke. Excerpt:
George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was the
dominant military and political leader of the new United States of
America from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Great
Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of
the Continental Army in 1775-1783, and presided over the writing of
the Constitution in 1787. The unanimous choice to serve as the
first President of the United States (1789-1797), Washington
presided over the creation of a strong, well-financed national
government that stayed neutral in the wars raging in Europe,
suppressed rebellion and won acceptance among Americans of all
types. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of
government that have been used ever since, such as using a cabinet
system and delivering an inaugural address. Washington is
universally regarded as the "Father of his country." Washington was
born into the provincial gentry of a wealthy, well connected
Colonial Virginia family who owned tobacco plantations. After his
father and older brother both died young, Washington became
personally and professionally attached to the powerful Fairfax
family, which promoted his career as a surveyor and soldier.
Washington quickly became a senior officer of the colonial forces
during the first stages of the French and Indian War. Chosen by the
Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the
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