George Washington Facts - First President Of USA

George Washington Facts And the First President of United States of America. Let's play the quiz. True or False? George Washington first president lost all his teeth and wore wooden ones. False!  George Washington had false teeth, but they were made of gold, ivory, and lead.  He even had one made of hippo teeth!

George Washington First President

True or False?  Washington cut down his father's cherry tree and told his father, "I cannot lie. I did it. "False! This was a made-up inspirational story by Parson Mason Weems. It sure did catch fire! True or False? George Washington's specialty was breeding mules.

True! George Washington was actually sent a donkey from the king of Spain, which Washington named Royal Gift.  Royal Gift was mated with many female donkeys and the offspring were sent around the country in an attempt to improve the quality of breeding stock of donkeys around the nation.

BIOGRAPHY - George Washington First President

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Unfortunately, his father died when George was only eleven, so he helped his mother with the family's plantation. Around the age of 14 or 15, Washington's formal education ended, but he did learn basic reading, writing, and math.

George Washington career

Washington began work as a surveyor, but in 1752, Washington began a career in the military and was chosen to become a major in Virginia's state militia. Washington fought during the French and Indian War.

In 1758, he began serving as a member of the House of Burgesses and became enlightened about the unfair treatment of colonists by the British government. He began organizing boycotts of goods from Britain. Washington became a delegate for the Continental Congress in 1774.

Washington was chosen as the commander in chief of the Continental Army. Washington faced many challenges and was looked up to as a leader.  In 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the war.

President George Washington

George Washington Facts - Washington was selected to represent the people of Virginia. Washington met with others at the Constitutional Convention with the purpose of creating the U.S. Constitution. In 1789, Washington became the first president of the United States, and he was president for eight years.

Washington helped our young country develop a strong federal government. He was known as a leader who responded swiftly to conflict. After his second term in office, Washington moved to his family home, Mount Vernon, in Virginia.

George Washington died on December 14, 1799. Today, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are honored together on President's Day.

More about George Washington Facts

  • NICKNAME - Father of his Country
  • BIRTH - Born on February 22, 1732, in Pope's Creek, Virginia

George Washington Family

  • CHILDREN - Step-Children: John (Jacky) Parke Custis and Martha (Patsy) Parke Custis
  • MOTHER - Mary Ball Washington
  • FATHER -  Augustine Washington
  • SISTERS - Elizabeth (Betty) and half-sister Jane
  • BROTHERS - Samual, John, and Charles 
  • Half-brothers: Lawrence and Augustine
  • MARRIAGE - Martha Dandridge Custis on January 6, 1759

George Washington Life

  • HOME - He inherited his Mount Vernon, Virginia home in 1761
  • EDUCATION - He did not go to college but was privately tutored at home by family
  • RELIGION - Episcopalian
  • PRE-PRESIDENCY OCCUPATIONS - Surveyor, Planter, and Soldier
  • MILITARY SERVICE - Virginia Militia (1752-1758), Commander in Chief of Continental Army during the American Revolution (1775-1783)


  1. Virginia House of Burgesses in 1758
  2. Justice of the Peace, Fairfax County in 1770
  3. Delegate to the Williamsburg Convention in 1770
  4. Delegate to the First Continental congress in 1774
  5. Delegate to the Second Continental Congress in 1775
  6. Delegate and President of the Constitutional Convention in 1787
  7. First President of the United States, two terms
INAUGURATION - April 30, 1789, at the Federal Hall in New York City at the age of 57, First and Second Term Inaugural Address


PRESIDENCY - Two terms (April 30, 1789-March 4, 1797)
First President to serve two terms
First President to turn down a third term

VICE PRESIDENT - John Adams (1789-1797)

FIRST LADY - Martha Washington (1789-1797)


  • John Jay, Chief Justice (1789)
  • James Wilson (1789)
  • John Rutledge (1790)
  • William Cushing (1790)
  • John Blair (1790)
  • James Iredell (1790)
  • Thomas Johnson (1792)
  • William Paterson (1793)
  • John Rutledge, Chief Justice (1795)
  • Samuell Chase (1796)
  • Oliver Ellsworth, Chief Justice (1796)


  1. Vermont (1791)
  2. Kentucky (1792)
  3. Tennessee (1796)


  • The Bill Of Rights (The first ten Amendments)

Cabinet Posts

  1. Thomas Jefferson (1789-1793)
  2. Edmund Randolph (1794-1795)
  3. Timothy Pickering (1795-1797)
  1. Alexander Hamilton (1789-1795)
  2. Oliver Wolcott Jr. (1795-1797)
  1. Henry Knox (1789-1794)
  2. Timothy Pickering (1795-1796)
  3. James McHenry (1796-1797)
  1. Edmund Randolph (1789-1793)
  2. William Bradford (1794-1795)
  3. Charles Lee (1795-1797)
  1. Samuel Osgood (1789-1791)
  2. Timothy Pickering (1791-1795)
  3. Joseph Habersham (1795-1797)
POST PRESIDENCY LIFE - He Held rank of Lieutenant General and Commander In Chief of the nation's armies planter.

DEATH - Died on December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, Virginia at the age of 67

BURIAL PLACE - Family vault, Mount Vernon, Virginia

  • Pope's Creek, Virginia (birthplace)
  • Mount Vernon, Va. (homestead and grave)
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge, Pa.
  • Washington Monument, Washington, D.C
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota
Hope you enjoy reading this article about George Washington Facts.

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