Friday, February 8, 2019

Essay --

Washington the General, the President and the AbolitionistOn a cold, frosty twenty-four hours in Westmoreland County, Virginia a baby boy was born to Augustine Washington and bloody shame Ball on February 22, 1732. This baby was named George and was their first child of five to come. From the eon of three he lived at gentlemans gentlemany different groves on tributaries of the Potomac river. At the age of 11, George tragically lost his father and was under his mothers management which he did not like. Living with many relatives he in the end found a sanctuary at his half-brother Lawrences plantation known as Mount Vernon. After the age of approximately 15 he began showing a deep interest in maths and eventually through Lawrences influence became a successful surveyor. In 1751 Washington made his first and last trip outside the colonies to Barbados with Lawrence to recover him of tuberculosis. When they were there George very quickly contracted smallpox. Although he survived t he illness he was left with permanent facial scars and immunity to a disease that result ravage his troops in the near future. In 1752, Lawrence, who had served as Washingtons mentor, tragically passed away. Washington eventually inherited Lawrences estate, Mount Vernon, his militia office and there Washington learned how to become an officer and a farmer.In 1753 Virginia regulator Robert Dinwiddie sent 21-year-old Washington to warn cut troops stationed north of forward-looking day Pittsburgh Pennsylvania that they were trespassing in territory that was claimed by Virginia. The French ignored the warning, and the flopped. On the brighter side, when Washington returned, Governor Dinwiddie told a Williamsburg printer by the name of William Hunter to publish his report as The Journal of Maj... ...per his beseech Washington was remembered from then on as the Father of the United States because of his unlikely leadership and his ability to bring an entire country together later o n a war of independence. In Washingtons farewell allot he said that his successors should keep the highest standards for domestic policies and minimally involve in foreign policies. To this day in memoriam the document is read in the U.S. Senate for his natal day in February. In the House of Burgesses Thomas Jefferson Spoke of Washington and said, On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect, in nothing bad, in a hardly a(prenominal) points indifferent and it may truly be said, that never did nature and dowery combine more perfectly to make a man great, and to ramble him in the same constellation with whatever worthies have merited from man an everlasting remembrance. (Thomas Jefferson)

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