” If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent, we may be led like the sheep to the slaughter” that is one of Washington’s most famous quotes from his later life, But do you ever wonder about his early life? Growing up Though little is known about George Washington’s childhood we do know he grew up and was raised in Virginia. He was born February 22, 1732 and died December 14, 1799. George Washington’s father died when he was 11. After his Father’s death he cut down his father’s cherry tree, But some people think that cutting down the cherry tree was a myth. Also when Washington was growing up he worked on a farm called Ferry Farm, it’s most likely when his father died he helped his mom run the farm. When Washington was out of formal school he and his brother went on a trip, but shortly after arrival his brother died, with his brothers death Washington inherit Mount Vernon, which he retired to in his later life. War During the war Washington was named commander and chief of the army, because he had the power and strength to keep the army together. Washington’s soldiers were poorly trained and lacked food. When the war was over Washington was declared national hero for his leadership and bravery. President All people agreed that Washington should be new president after the war but Washington didn’t think he should. But after lots of public opinion he decided to. Washington knew that how he led would affect how presidents would be in the future so he was very careful in leading the government. When Washington became president he led 11 states and about 4 million people. Washington served as president for two terms. He was offered a third term but Washington decided to retire .”Quotes”Some of Washington’s most famous quote is ” if the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent, we may be led like the sheep to the slaughter ” also another one is, “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace” there are many other washington quotes but these are the ones that are well known. Even though Washington has passed we still remember what he did for our country long long ago.