A Powerful Apprenticeship, A Clumsy Entrance on the World Stage and Love and Massacre
• George Washington was not born into a noble family.
• He was born near Pope's Creek, Virginia.
• George Washington's father died when George was eleven.
• Washington became a surveyor.
• George Washington won the position of Adjunct General of Virginia and trained young men for battle.
• Washington's first military experience was eradicating the French from the Ohio Valley in 1753-1754.
• George Washington rented the Mount Vernon property from his half-brother's widow and wanted to become a planter.
• Washington, under the command of Maj. Gen. Braddock, helped navigate the army on the same path through the Ohio Valley.
Desperation and Disillusionment, George Washington's First War and A Virginia Businessman
• British were not impressed with the young militiamen.
• Washington recruited to protect the colonists against frequent Indian raids.
• During the war between the French and English...
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