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George Washington Illustration

The American Revolution
for Kids

George Washington

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George Washington was a surveyor, a farmer and a plantation owner. He was tall - he was 6'2", very athletic and very smart. He was a general during the American Revolution and commander-in-chief of the colonial army. George Washington was elected president of the United States in 1789.  He was the first president elected under the Constitution. George Washington was a very popular president, general, commander, and leader. We have named streets, cities, counties, buildings, and even a state after him. There are facts, stories, tall tales, and even a couple of legends about him. Yet he was a real person and you can find his story (and a couple of tall tales about him) in the links below.

Young George Washington's Adventures

George Washington (Disney, video)

George Washington Puzzle (interactive)

Interactive Portrait George Washington

Online Games & Sites for Kids about George Washington

Other Famous People of the Revolutionary War for Kids