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1) What year was George Washington born?

George Washington, the first President of the United States, was born at his father's plantation on Popes Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. He was the first son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington.

2) How many terms did George Washington serve as President of the United States?

George Washington served two terms as President of the United States (1789-97). He was so popular, in fact, that even after he had positively refused to serve a third term, two electors voted for him in the 1796-97 election.

3) Who served as Vice President of the United States during George Washington's Presidency?

John Adams served as Vice President of the United States during George Washington's Presidency (1789-1797). After Washington refused to serve a third term, Adams was elected the second President of the United States (1797-1801). His son, John Quincy Adams, also became President (1825-1829).

4) What material were George Washington's false teeth carved from?

George Washington suffered from toothaches for much of his adult life. At the age of 57, he finally had all of his teeth pulled, and from that point on he always wore false teeth. Although legend has it that these false teeth were carved from wood, they were actually carved from ivory and set in a silver plate.

5) What battle did Washington fight after crossing the Delaware?

Crossing the Delaware was the first move in a surprise attack organized by Washington against the Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey.

6) What political party did George Washington belong to?

President Washington was not affiliated with any political party. In fact, he was totally against the very notion of partisanship and warned against it in his farewell address, saying that although political parties "may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people."

7) What affliction left George Washington scarred for life?

In 1751, a young George Washington accompanied his half-brother Lawrence, who was stricken with consumption, to the West Indies, where they hoped the climate would be beneficial to his health. During their visit, however, George developed a severe case of small-pox which left him scarred for life. Lawrence died the following year, leaving George as heir of Mount Vernon, the family estate.

8) What war was sparked by an attack led by a 21-year-old George Washington?

In 1754 Washington's surprise attack upon a small French force at Jumonville Glen and his subsequent surrender to French forces at the Battle of Fort Necessity helped to spark the French & Indian War.

9) How many justices did Washington appoint to the Supreme Court?

As the first President, Washington had the unique opportunity to appoint the entire Supreme Court; he appointed a record ten justices.

10) Where did Washington and his army spend the winter of 1777-78?

Valley Forge was a military camp 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia where the American Continental Army spent the winter of 1777-78 during the American Revolutionary War. Starvation, disease, malnutrition, and exposure killed more than 2,500 American soldiers by the end of February 1778.