George Washington

2ND PERIOD

*George Washington was born into the landed gentry in 1732 at Wake field Plantation, VA. Until reaching 16 years of age

*In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States,

*on December 14, 1799, Washington died

*On January 6th, 1759, Washington married Martha Drawbridge Custis

*Washington served two terms as President. His first term (1789-1793) was occupied primarily with organizing the executive branch of the new government

*.Finally retired from public service, George and Martha Washington returned to their beloved Mount

* George Washington traveled far and wide during his lifetime.