George Washington And The Revolutionary Era Essay

743 Words Feb 9th, 2016 3 Pages
The foundation of this country was forged and built by men who believed in something better for themselves and their family. A few of these men were George Washington, Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson. These men were very influential during the Revolutionary Era in many ways. George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732 in Virginia on his family’s plantation. He attended school but quit when he was 15 because his mother was too poor to keep paying for school. He became a surveyor until he inherited an estate on the Potomac River in Virginia. Even with no military experience he became a commander to the Virginia Militia. He fought in the French and Indian war rising into military fame. He eventually resigned his commission over the militia and was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. Until he saw the effects the British taxing on the people and elected to take action against the crown. Washington was put in charge of the colonies militia against the British army. He was to lead peasants, and farmers against fully armed and trained soldiers. Washington proved how great he was, by leading the colonies to victory. George Washington soon after became our first president and serving two terms from April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797. George Washington died two years later after his presidency on December 14, 1799. Another founder of this country was Samuel Adams. Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722 in Boston. He attended Harvard College and became a…

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