George Washington Illustration

George Washington
For Kids & Teachers

For Kids: George Washington was a big guy. He was 6'3" tall and weighed around 200 pounds. His wife, Martha Washington, was barely five feet tall. She was an enormous help to George Washington throughout their married life. They were an amazing couple. Theirs was a true love story. They both did amazing things for the times, and actually, for any times.

 George Washington was a surveyor, a farmer, and a plantation owner. He was very athletic and very smart. The Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and elected George Washington the commanding general of the Continental Army (colonial forces.).

After the Revolutionary War, George Washington was unanimously elected president of the United States in 1789.  He was the first president elected under the Constitution of the United States. He is the only president to be elected unanimously in the history of the United States to date. Today, if a United States president is married, his wife is referred to as the First Lady, in honor of "Lady Washington".

George Washington was a very popular president, general, commander, and leader. He has streets, cities, counties, buildings, and even a state named after him.

You can find George and Martha's stories in the links below. Flash sites have been removed.

George Washington (Disney, video)

Do you have what it takes to lead like George Washington?

The Culper Code Book

Washington Crossing the Delaware Painting, interactive

Meet Martha Washington

For Teachers

The Complete Teacher's Guide
to George Washington

What Made George Washington
a Good Military Leader?

George Washington -
A National Treasure

Powers and Problems Lesson Plan

See Also: The Revolutionary War,
President's Day