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George Washington is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia
At seventeen years of age, Washington secures an appointment as a county surveyor (His first professional career).
By command of Virginia governor, Robert Dimwiddie, Washington is sent to the Ohio Valley to demand the residing French to leave the area.
Washington, now a lieutenant colonel is sent to confront the French to assert Virginia's claims. The following conflict left Washington to retreat to a poorly positioned Fort Necessity, where he eventually was forced to surrender.
Washington returns to the frontier under the command of General Edward Braddock, to drive the French out of the area. Washington led the fight bravely, but was forced to retreat.
Washington as an award for his excellence and bravery in battle is awarded complete command over the entire military force of Virginia.
Washington is commisioned to command the Continental Army to fight in the war against Britain.
General Washington attempts to defend New York from British control in the Battle of Long Island. He is defeated, and he and his army escapes across the Delaware River.
General Washington crosses the Delaware and leads a surprise attack against the Germans camped out at Trenton, completely overtaking them, and providing the Patriots with a significant morale boost. It also showed the British that the war would not be won quickly, and the Americans would keep up the fight.
General Washington accepts the surrender of British General Cornwallis after the Battle of Yorktown, ending the American Revolutionary War in victory for the Patriots.
Washington is unanimously chosen to preside over the Continental Congress, in order to revise, and eventually replace the Articles of Confederation.
The Continental Congress is adjourned, and Washington is unanimously elected the first President of the United States, and serves two terms.
Washington issues the Proclamation of Neutrality, to prevent involvement in the French Revolution.
Federal militia forces suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.
Washington finally retires to Mount Vernon.
George Washington passes away on his estate at Mount Vernon, surrounded by his close friends, his wife, and his housemaids.
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