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Lee, George Washington Custis (George Washington)

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Born: 1732 AD
Died: 1799 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Military Officer, Presidents, Surveyor

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1732 - Born February 22, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

 

1759 - January 6, Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis.

 

1754 - 1763 - Gained command experience during the French and Indian War.

 

1775 - 1783 - Led America's Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War which led to the Treaty of Paris (1783).

 

1787 - Drafted the United States Constitution.

 

1789 - 1797 - Elected as the first president of the United States of America. Served two four-year terms (reelected in 1792).

 

1793 - Declared the US as a neutral country by Neutrality Proclamation of 1793 . He supported Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's plans to build a strong central government by funding the national debt, implementing an effective tax system, and creating a national bank.

 

1799 - December 14, George Washington died at Mount Vernon, Virginia.


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