EL Civics for ESL Students

ESL George Washington, Page 2

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American War of Independence, Washington Taking Control of Continential Army

Did George Washington participate in the War of Independence?

  • Yes, he did. He was the leader of the American army.
  • We fought England during the war. It lasted from 1775-1783.


Signing of the Constitution

What happened after the War of Independence?

  • After the war, the colonies formed a new country, the United States of America.

Did Washington help write the Constitution?

  • Yes, he was the leader of the men who wrote the Constitution.


United States Map, 1790

When was Washington elected as president?

  • He was elected in 1789 and again in 1793. He was president for eight years.
  • He refused to be president a third time.

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