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George Washington was the _______________________________ President of the United States of America. He served as _______________________________ from April 30, 1789, until March 4, 1797. His Vice-President was John _______________________________ (1735-1826), who was later became the _______________________________ President of the USA.

George Washington was born on February 22, ____________________________, in _______________________________. He had very little formal schooling. Washington married _______________________________ Custis in 1759. Martha and George Washington had two adopted children, John (whom they called Jack) and Martha (whom they called Patsy). Washington wore false teeth made from _______________________________ ivory.

As an Army _______________________________, Washington helped the ___________________________ colonies win the Revolutionary War (1776-1783) against the _______________________________. In 1787, Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during which the US _______________________________ was written.

Washington was elected President of the USA by electors in early 1789 and for a second _______________________________ in 1792. Both votes were unanimous. His first inauguration took place in New York City, New York (which was the first capital of the USA, from 1789 to 1790). His second _______________________________ took place in Philadelphia, _______________________________ (it was the capital from 1790 to 1800). Washington refused a _______________________________ term.

During Washington's presidency, the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution) was adopted. In Washington's cabinet were Thomas _______________________________ (Secretary of State), Alexander _______________________________ (Secretary of Treasury), Henry Knox (Secretary of War), and Edmund Randolph (Attorney General).

Washington died on December 14, 1799, at his home called _______________________________, located in Fairfax County, Virginia. After his death, the nation's capital was moved from Philadelphia to an area on the border of Virginia and Maryland near Washington's home, and was named Washington, District of _______________________________ in his honor.

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