George washington summary: a name that stands out in us history more than many others is george washington george washington was the first president of the united states he was born in westmoreland county, virginia in 1732. The confederate blockade of washington, dc, 1861-1862 by mary alice wills this work examines the confederate land batteries along the potomac river that cut off washington, dc from commerce by water during the civil war's first year. George washington set a precedent of valuing his office and continuously seeking the will of the people for every decision – though sometimes he did choose what he felt was best for the country, to the point of having been the first president ever to use the presidential veto.
Biography frances bolton us rep frances bolton pursued a life of philanthropy, politics, and social reform, and was a lifelong advocate of education, healthcare, and civil rights. Christopher gist, (born c 1706, maryland [now in us]—died 1759, south carolina or georgia), american colonial explorer and military scout who wrote highly informative journals describing his experiences little is known about the early life of gist, although it is probable that his surveyor father trained him in this profession. Thomas jefferson, a brief biography (born april 13, 1743, at shadwell, virginia died july 4, 1826, monticello) (the legislature in colonial virginia) his first political work to gain broad acclaim was a 1774 draft of directions for virginia’s delegation to the first continental congress, george washington. By bob blythe george washington was perhaps the one indispensable man among the founders it is hard to imagine any of the others commanding the respect needed to lead the continental army to victory over great britain, preside over the constitutional convention, and serve the united states as its first president.
During the era of the revolution he painted more than a dozen heroic portraits of george washington he also executed works that conveyed his interests in scientific inquiry and the display of knowledge, most notably disinterment of the mastodon and the artist in his museum. George washington was the first president and one of the founding fathers of the united states he led the continental army to victory in the american revolutionary war against the kingdom of great britain and saved the nation from the threat of collapse during its most crucial time. During the 1760s, martha washington settled comfortably into her role as the wife of a leading virginia planter her life revolved around her home, her family, and her religious faith george washington, on the other hand, always remained active on a larger stage. George washington was born february 22, 1732, the first child of augustine washington and his wife mary ball washington, at wakefield on their popes creek estate in the colony of virginia he was a subject of the british empire at that time, under the reign of george ii ,  descended primarily from the gentry of sulgrave , england. George washington: george washington, washington, george young george washington as a surveyor, illustration from old times in the colonies (1881), by charles carleton coffin for the next 20 years the main background of washington’s life was the work and society of mount vernon.
The kind of education american colonial children received during the 17th century depended on a number of factors, including gender, class, and location the one constant in colonial education was an inevitable link to religious and moral instruction. Tonight, the george washington book prize of $50,000 will be awarded to kevin j hayes for his book “george washington, a life in books,” one of seven finalists selected as “the past year. The son of edmund morris morgan and elsie (smith) sears morgan, edmund sears morgan was born jan 17, 1916, in minneapolis his father was a law professor at the university of minnesota.
Some of the best literature of the colonial era described everyday life in new england and, in the process, depicted aspects of the fledgling american character the colonists who would form a new nation were firm believers in the power of reason they were ambitious, inquisitive, optimistic, practical, politically astute, and self-reliant. The progressive era by catherine a paul theodore roosevelt, pres us, 1858-1919 photo: library of congress digital id cph 3b35264 the foundation of modern america was born during the progressive era (chambers, 1980. Life of george washington: an example to all there is great interest in the life of george washington, the first president of the great united states of america he was a man among men and if there was ever a type of man for others to emulate, he was one for the ages. George washington seems today a figure larger than life – almost as he was when he was a familiar sight in the halls, homes, shops, and taverns of 18th-century williamsburg.