This is a bit about his life:
"Washington rose to eminence on his own merit. His first job at age 17 was as a surveyor in the Shenandoah Valley. In 1752, he joined the British army and served as a lieutenant in the French and Indian War. When the war ended, Washington left the army and returned home to Virginia to manage Mount Vernon, the plantation he had recently inherited upon the death of his older brother. He married a wealthy widow, Martha Dandridge Custis, in 1759. Although the couple had no children, Washington adopted Martha's son and daughter from her previous marriage. While in Virginia, Washington served in the colonial House of Burgesses and, like many of his compatriots, grew increasingly frustrated with the British government. He soon joined his co-revolutionaries in the Continental Congress.
George Washington's greatest moment was when he chose to walk away from the presidency. We know that he would have been reelected to a 3rd term. He would have been reelected over and over again if he had chosen to be president. Instead, he said goodbye and let the other guys run the country. His decision legitimized the constitution and the preaceful transfer of power.
Again, we were very lucky that George Washington was our first president. He led by example and every young person should read about him in school.
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