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George Washington
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.65

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    equality, half-brother, helping, unorganized, surveyor, politics, militia, foundation, focus, military, lines, task, freedom, earn, remarkable, army
     content words:    George Washington, Augustine Washington, When George, Indian War, When Lawrence, Mount Vernon, Martha Custis, Virginia House, Revolutionary War, United States


George Washington
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Everywhere you look in America today, you see some reminder of George Washington. Streets, cities, and states have been named after him. There's a beautiful monument built in his memory in Washington, D.C. Every one dollar bill carries a picture of our first president. George Washington must have been a remarkable man to have been remembered in these ways for so long.
 
2     George led a good life for most of the time he was growing up. He was born on February 22, 1732, to Augustine Washington and his second wife. When George was eleven, his father died. George was sent to live with his half-brother Lawrence. His mother was not up to the task of raising him. George learned many things while living with Lawrence. His brother was in the militia. The military then became part of George's life. Lawrence owned a plantation. George learned the secrets of being a good farmer by helping him. He had once had wanted to run away to the sea. Instead, he studied to become a surveyor. He wanted to help the colonists open up the new frontier. He helped mark property lines for new farms and roads.
 
3     George became a soldier during the French and Indian War. He proved himself a leader in the British army. When Lawrence died suddenly, George left the military to take over his brother's plantation. Mount Vernon became the focus of his life. He married Martha Custis and became a gentleman farmer. George became involved in local politics and won a seat in the Virginia House of Burgesses.

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