George Washington's Early Life
When George's Dad died his brother took over the father role of George's life. His brother taught him Trigonometry and Surveying. He also cultivated a taste for ethics, novels, music, and theater. His brother was in the military which had influence with George going into the military.
Lawrence needed to find a warmer climate because his health was getting bad from old age so George and Lawrence underwent a voyage. On the way George got smallpox and they returned to Mount Vernon. Lawrence got tuberculosis and died at Mount Vernon in 1752. George then inherited Mount Vernon from his brother.
George Myth: Cherry Tree
There is a myth that George was with his father and and had received a hatchet as a gift when he was six. His father had found the tree was damaged and his father confronted George and he said " Father, I can not tell a lie; I cut the tree. It was a myth that Mason Locke Weems made up to give George an impression that he was always an honest man. #HonestMan
George Myth: Silver Dollar
The myth is that George who was a big man threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River. But this is a myth. There is also a story behind this that is true. People think that what actually happened was that George threw a rock over the Rappahannock River (which is 300 feet across) instead of the Potomac River (which is a mile across). Plus when George was a young man there was no silver dollars. #StrongestMan
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.
I think this is a good quote because he is saying that he owes his mom because she taught him all of the life skills that he knew. #MotherKnowsBest