The Role of George Wahington
February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland, Virgina, a boy was born, who had no idea of the role that he would have in America's future and history. His name, was George Washington.
He was only 11 when his father died and had to live with his mother and his brother, Lawrence. When George was only 14 he wanted to join the British navy, but stayed home because he followed his mother's wishes. By the age of 16 George had obtained a math education, reading, and any other subjects of that time. In 1749 George was appointed county surveyor, and later became a Major in the Virginia Militia in 1752