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Description: There is a biography of a United States president that I would like to talk about because I am submitting a tutorial on him as we speak. The founding fathers of my country, (U.S.), have had such an impact on my life over the past three years. In times of struggle as poverty increases through out the United States, I can't help but to think that it all could have been avoided, if we only abided by the rules that was written for us all. This tutorial is going to show you "how to draw George Washington", step by step. He is a man that lived his life with courage and integrity, and a man that taught his country the meaning of freedom. He was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia on his fathers plantation. His father was “Augustine Washington”, and he was a man that served as a justice of the county court. When his first wife died, Augustine married a woman named Mary Bell in 1731. Fifteen years later a son was born and they named him George, he was to be the oldest out of the six children that his father bared with his mother, and without even realizing it, his son would change the world forever. I would like to sit here and ramble on about his childhood, but the fact is that part of his life is still unknown. What I can tell you though is that George most likely started his education like many young boys, at the age of seven. To start, children are taught from the home by private tutors, or by attending private schools learning writing, reading, and basic math skills to get them started. Unlike most young men of his day, George didn't attend collage, and he never even learned a foreign language. Instead he was very proficient in math, and later learned the fundamentals of surveying. Once his father died, he went to go live with his brother Lawrence in his home located in Mount Vernon. Lawrence took a strong liking to his half brother, and considered himself as a mentor for George. With his brothers help he learned social grace skills, and introduced him into society. Now because Washington didn't get the education he wanted, he was left to teach himself by reading and studying on his own. Since he went without a good education, he wanted to save money to build a school in Alexandria, Virginia, and a National University. When 1746 rolled around Lawrence thought it would be a good idea for George to join the British navy. Young George was excited, but unfortunately his mother did not approve. Needless to say he didn't join, but he did however go full force as a surveyor which was a valuable skill back then since land was always being settled upon almost all the time. In 1752, his beloved brother Lawrence passed away, and George was left his home in Mount Vernon. In 1753 it was determined that French troops where setting up forts in a place called Lake Erie. This area was already claimed by Virginia, but since France and England knew what the commercial value of this region was, they wanted to get their hands on it. It was then that Robert Dinwiddie, the Governor of Virginia, asked twenty one year old Major George Washington, to deliver and convey a message to the French. He was to tell them that they needed to leave the area, or there would be consequences. This was no ordinary delivery, George underwent an extensive travel that for the first time tested his his endurance as a man, and as a leader. He spent days, and nights hiking on foot, a nine hundred mile journey just to deliver a message. His legs plowed through snow covered woods, and he even fell off of his raft into an ice filled river and almost drowned. If that wasn't enough, he even had to spend a bone chilling night on an island without any form of shelter or coverage. His guide suffered a case of frostbite, but the tenacious George Washington suffered no illnesses, or handicaps. Because of the extensive journey, The Governor wrote and published a story of George's adventurous nine hundred mile battle in both Williansburg, and London papers. By the time he was twenty two years old, he already had an international reputation. After the ordeal, the Governor promoted George from Major, to Lieutenant colonel, and sent him off on another mission. This time he had one hundred and fifty men following him, but this time the voyage was unsuccessful, and he was left to surrender to the French after they surrounded the fort. I could sit here and go on and on about this great man, but if I did that, I would take up a lot of my working day time. Unfortunately I can't do that because there is still more lessons that need to be uploaded for you all to enjoy. I will end this description by telling you that George Washington was the First American President from 1789-1797. He helped write the Constitution of the United States, and he also helped make the country what it was then, but unfortunately, what our founding fathers fought and died for was all in vein because the government no longer fears the people, it's the people who now fear the government. “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth”- George Washington. I have to go, but I will leave you with a link that will teach you more about the history of George Washington .