George Washington

Timeline created by Jake Brewster
In History
  • George Washington was born

    George Washington was born
  • Youth

    Youth
    George Washington spent most of his youth on the Rappahannock River.
  • George's education

    George's education
    George was home schooled from the age of seven to fifteen.
  • Surveying Party

    Surveying Party
    When George was 16 he traveled with a surveying party plotting land. Washington received an appointment as official surveyor.
  • Heir of the land

    Heir of the land
    George Washington's brother, Lawrence, died of tuberculosis, which made George the heir of the Washington's land.
  • Appointed a Rank

    Appointed a Rank
    George Washington was appointed with the rank of major in the Virginia Militia.
  • Attacking the French Post

    Attacking the French Post
    George Washington attacked the French Post at Fort Dusquesne killing the commander, and 9 others. The French and Indian War had begun.
  • George Washington gets Married

    George Washington gets Married
    George married Martha Dandridge Custis, a charming and vivacious young women.
  • Commissioned as Commander

    Commissioned as Commander
    Congress commissioned George Washington to take command of the Continental Army.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    With the aid of the French, the Continental forces were able to capture the British under the command of George Washington. General Cornwallis didn't want to surrender so he sent his second in command. So, George Washington sent his second too.
  • Becoming President

    Becoming President
    George Washington became the first president of the United States
  • George Washington's Death

    George Washington's Death