George Washington served as
commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution (1775–1783), as president
of the United States
Constitutional Convention (1787), and as first president of the United
States (1789–1797). Born to a family of middling wealth, Washington's formal
education ended when he was about fifteen. Thanks to his half-brother's marriage into
the wealthy Fairfax family, Washington acquired social polish, a taste for. . .
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