5-4 The Father of our Country

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George Washington is known as the "Father of our Country."  George Washington was a great general that led the American troops against England.  Many of the soldiers were not soldiers at all but rather farmers, blacksmiths, carpenters, and shopkeepers.  George Washington taught them how to fight.  He led the American soldiers to many victories against the English.

When the war was won, the people wanted to make George Washington the King of America!  Washington said he did not fight England so the United States could have another King George.

The Americans later decided to elect a president.  They asked George Washington to become the first President of the United States.  George Washington was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."

George Washington became our first president and our nation's capital, Washington D.C., is named after him.


Who is known as the "Father of our Country?"

George Washington Carver
George Washington
King George 


American soldiers were

trained by England.
trained in America.
carpenters, shopkeepers, and farmers.


Washington D. C. is named after

Washington, England
George Washington
Booker Washington


George Washington was "first in war, first in peace, and"

"first in the hearts of his countrymen."
"first in the hearts of Englishmen."
"first in the hearts of Frenchmen."


The first President of the United States was

Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
Booker Washington



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