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George Washington was the first president of the United States of America.
He was born in colonial America at Westmoreland, Virginia on February 22, 1732. From 1754-1758, he served in the army. By the age of 23, he was a colonel in charge of all the soldiers in Virginia.
He was active in the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763). Washington was a farmer and a surveyor in his private life. He was appointed Commander in Chief on June 14, 1775, and led the troops during the American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783).
Following the war, Washington was elected the first president of the United States in 1789. Washington continued his presidency from 1789 until 1797. He resigned from office, and retired to Mount Vernon. He was succeeded by John Adams.
Currency[edit | edit source]
George Washington is on the U.S. dollar's one-dollar bill ($1) and twenty-five-cent quarter (25¢).
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