Washingtons Birthday

George Washingtons Birthday is one of the most significant birthdays know in the United States of America's History.


George Washing was one of ten children of full and half brothers and sisters. He was born into an aristocratic Virginian family,  who grew tobacco and prepared timber. It is also noted that his family also owned slaves. Washington spent most of his early childhood education homeschooled and at a nearby churchyard school. He also spent time in a boarding school about 30 miles away. He learned about the physical and material world in terms of farming and becoming a gentleman. He also had English and Mathmatics classes.Washington's father died when he was 11 years old and he was bought up by his half brother Lawrence.

Lawrence married Anne Fairfax the daughter of William Fairfax.



When Washington was 16, he met Lord Thomas Fairfax and Englishman who held and owned land in the northern part of the colony. Washington learned to survey land near and around Shenandoah Valley. Through this surveying work he bought plots of land. And by the age of 21 he owned 1500 acres of his own.



Notable Facts

  • the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
  • Founding Father of the United States of America
  • was the first President of the United States (1789–1797)
  • He presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution
  • he served two terms in office.
  • He used an inaugural address.There is the portrait of him and three other American presidents carved into Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
  • His likeness is also on the one dollar and quarter dollar coin.
  • Washing D.C was named after him
  • Washington gave his name to 1 U.S. state, 1 capital city, 33 counties, 7 mountains, 9 colleges, 121 post offices and 1 festival in Laredo, Texas.

Washingtons Birthday

Washington's Birthday, is also known as Presidents' Day. It is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA's first president. Records show that George Washington's birthday is actually on the February 22.

Washingtons Birthday Celebrations

Many of the countries school organise events and lessons which discuss his life and that of many of the founding fathers of the USA.

Many stores and shops have sales on this particular day.


Helpful Websites

http://www.visitalexandriava.com/calendar-of-events/alexandria-george-washington-birthday/

http://www.washingtonbirthday.net/

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