How did George Washington become a surveyor?
His father had him apprentice with one.
His father arranged an apprenticeship.
His father had him apprentice for 7 years to learn the job. Washington was the second son so he needed to learn a trade since his older brother would inherit all from their parents. A father in this time had legal control over a child until they were 21 and could keep any money they earned.
He was trained in the occupation after being denied permission to join the British Navy by his mother. Land surveyors were relatively important at the time, as colonial settlement was pushing farther west.
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1 Martha's views are probably unknown. General Washington however, having been the president of the Constitutional Convention and having exercised considerable influence over the shaping of the document, naturally was a strong supporter of its ratification. It would hardly be rational to preside ov…er the convention, sign his name to the document, send it to the states for ratification and then come out against it, now would it? Michael Montagne. 2 To further elaborate. I agree with everything but the strong supporter. George Washington wanted to return to Virginia at the conclusion of the war. He was begged to preside over the Grand Convention, and again to be the 1st president - after refusing the crown (what they had worked out, they needed George Washington to be involved in - due to his legendary popularity). George Washington was involved in a lot of the prior discussion, and did a lot of correspondence by mail that lead to the establishment of the constitution. Federalists were the result of the framers not being able to create a republic due to the colonies modularity. The constitution, after resolutions, created a federalism instead of a republic. The general idea was to create a strong centralized government, until the constitutions effect on trade and the economy came into effect; Also, they needed to find a way to smooth the diversity caused from the modularity. In the "secret" deliberations, it was concluded that they must create a federal union - and they needed a compromise in order to make it work. The Great Compromise was the resolution that was created, as were others - but the Great Compromise was the primary issue needing attention. Anti-Federalists, as they were coined, used the issues that were debated as launching tools to put themselves into office. Thomas Jefferson, was bitter on his lack of mnemonics and felt left out. George Washington's compromise: Gaining a stranglehold on iron ore and leasing the mines throughout Virginia, up the Nation's Road, and into the Ohio Valley. He had staked the land rich in iron ore as a surveyor, and as president put the land in his name. He then created a balance of power in the south... The armory at Harper's Ferry. Note: federalist, is lower case. There technically was not a federalist party. The Republican Party, in its first life, was created by some who stood up for federalism. The anti-federalist movement was a ticket item for politicians of the day. Eric J. Murphy . (MORE)
George Washington was elected according to the procedure indicated in the newly ratified Constitution. As a successful military figure, as well as head of the Constitutional Convention, he was a natural choice as a national leader for the new United States. George Washington held the ragtag Colonial… army of farmers together and was favored for his political ideals. George Washington was incredibly popular with the American people after leading the American revolutionary army to victory to create a country. The popular story is that he was asked to be "king" of the new nation, but he favored a constitutional republic, help draw up the constitution and pushed the states to ratify it. By the end of the Revolutionary War, General George Washington was a very popular and influential person. Washington had been commander-in-chief of the American armed forces, and with the end of the war he resigned his military commission and retired to Mount Vernon. Shortly thereafter, he was convinced to attend the Constitutional Convention and was elected unanimously as the president of the convention. The office of the presidency was created at this convention, and in 1789 the electoral college unanimously elected him as president. Washington reluctantly accepted the position; it was not one he sought. He was reelected in 1792, but he refused to run for a third term (there were no term limits at the time; therefore he could have easily run an unlimited number of times and been "president for life"). In 1797, Washington relinquished power and stepped down from the presidency. This was revolutionary itself -- for people used to kings who ruled for life, Washington set an example of a powerful, popular leader who stood aside to make way for democratic succession. (MORE)
He was Commanding General of the American Continental Army which defeated the British in the Revolutionary War leading to American independence, and was the first elected President of the USA
Answer 1789 George Washington was elected in 1788 to 1796. His vice presidentwas John Adams. He was independent of any party and he had noopponents. George Washington was president from April 30, 1789 until March 4,1797.
He was the commanding General of the Army during the revolution and was the obvious choice to become the first leader of the new nation.
In 1796 Washington decided not to run for a third presidential term. He wrote that he was "tired of public life" and "devoutly [strongly] wished for retirement." He also wanted to remind Americans that the people were the country's true leaders. With the help of Alexander Hamilton and James Madi…son, Washington wrote his Farewell Address. In it he spoke about what he believed were the greatest dangers to the American republic. Among these were the dangers of foreign ties and political conflicts at home. Washington warned against forming permanent ties with other countries because choosing sides could draw the United States into war. He also worried about growing political conflicts within the nation. Washington believed that disagreements between political groups weakened government. Political unity, he said, was a key to national success. Washington left office warning the nation to work out its differences and protect its independence. Washington also warned against too much public debt. He thought the government should try not to borrow money. He wanted future generations to be protected from debt. He concluded his speech by looking forward to his retirement and praising his country. "I anticipateâ¦ the sweet enjoymentâ¦ of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart." . (MORE)
He helped gain Americans freedom from Britain in the 1750's, and was the first president. Before this, he was the general of the Continental Army. He became popular in the country because of his success in the war. Because of this he was offered to become King of America. He declined but agreed that… he would be president, and everyone would have a voice in that country. (MORE)
He became a founding father by doing a good job in the congress and he also became the leader and controlled the Continential army. Then after doing a good job he got to sign the Constitution.
George Washington never truly said, oh i am going to grow up and become a soldier but his brother Lawrence fought in the british navy and that inspired George. When Lawrence died of tuberculosis, George decided to try and take over lawrences job as head of the Virginia Militia. I am guessing he was …a good soldier and enjoyed fighting for his country because he became to Commander-in-chief of the continental army and actually didnt want to be payed more than the average soldier in the army. I hope i helped =) (MORE)
he was shot and they didn't help the wound. and i am pretty sure he contracted pnemonia and shortly died afterwards.
Basically, he lobbied for it. He showed up at the ContinentalCongress dressed in his Virginia Militia uniform and had theVirginia delegates nominate him.
Washington was the commander-in-chief of the colonial forces during the entire Revolutionary War. Not only did he conduct the war, but he also had to work constantly with the colonial governments to get supplies and men for his army. After war ended he was active in getting the new constitution wr…itten and getting the new federal government set up and running. Before he became active in the pre-revolutionary congresses, he was a large-scale planter, a surveyor and military officer. (MORE)
George Washington became President because he believed that there must be a higher ranking authority in the United States. The rest of the founders developed the office of President with George Washington in mind and congress basically drafted him to serve in that position. Washington left office af…ter his second term believing it important that he walk away from office alive to show that it was not indeed a lifetime appointment. (MORE)
No. The United States is a Republic. Therefore they vote for an elected Head of State. Kings & Queens are represantative of Monarchic rule & are normally Herititary.
Yes, he practiced this trade on the various Fairfax and Washington properties. this does not, however, make him an Engineer, like Colonel John Stevens, generally considered the founder of the Corps of Engineers- which was founded under the Colonial arms- so to speak on June l6, l775, so it antedates… the revolution. Among other tasks the C.O.E. was responsible for the Panama Canal . (MORE)
He became famous after he discovered a lot of uses for peanuts (hehehe) like soap, food, etc. Also he came up with the idea of rotating crops through out the year so that all the nutrient isn't sucked out from the soil.
Washington was elected by the process specified in the newly ratified US Constitution. Only 10 states voted since NC and RI had not yet ratified the Constitution and New York was not able to get its electors selected in time. As for why he was elected- he had no serious opponents. He was the man eve…rybody thought of when a president was needed. George Washington was unanimously elected by the electoral college in 1789, making him the first president of the United States. George Washington was not our first president no one knows who it really was there was about 5 behind him. But he was the first for the entire country. Anyways... he became first of the country by guiding the Revolutionary War. (MORE)
George Washington did not support Britain's taxation of the colonists. British imposed new taxes such as the Townshend Act, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, etc. to generate money to support it's economy which was weakened by the French and Indian War.. Washington also believed in the right of independence. H…e was appointed the general of the continental army in the war against independence (Revolutionary War). (MORE)
Yes, even though he really didn't know what he was doing. That is evident in the mathematical part of his surveys. In today's world George's license would have been taken away for incompetence.
He became a person in the war and he was so good at it and people loved him people asked him to be king and people asked him to be president so he wanted to become president
To become a professional Land Surveyor you should complete your Bachelors Degree in Geodetic Engineering and poses a valid license issued by the Professional Regulation Commission.
Washington decided he was the only man to do the job. He had a uniform made and went to Congress. His argument to Congress was he was the only one with military experience from the French and Indian War ( he was a British officer in the war and really did make a mess of the job) and they should name… him General/Commander of the troops. They did and the rest is history. Additional Note: This happened in 1761. (MORE)
He was 17 in 1749 when he was appointed surveyor of Culpeper County, VA, a very well-paying position.
In 1749, Washington was appointed as surveyor for Culpepper County, Virginia after a trek for Lord Fairfax into the Blue Ridge Mountains. He was in the military from 1752-8 before being elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1759. He spoke against Britain's policies and became a leader in the… Association. From 1774-5 he attended both Continental Congresses. He led the Continental Army from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution . He then became the president of the Constitutional Convention in 1787.. (MORE)
Aside from being General of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, he was a surveyor.
Colonel Nicola, spokesperson for his fellow officers, handed Washington the opportunity to become King! Yet, without hesitation it was turned down in no uncertain terms. A truly lasting tribute to his patriotic character.
His leadership as Commanding General of the American Continental Army led to the independence and creation of the USA
1776. He got a uniform made and went to Congress to tell them he was the man for the job. There was debate about having him become the colonial commander, but he did have experience in the French and Indian war and looked good in a uniform. They told him that if he didn't do the job right they would… make sure that history knew he didn't. (MORE)
I am sure there's some more detailed information on what types of training he had etc., but one interesting tidbit is that back in the day horses were small then they are today and George being a tall man at 6'3 was able to partially wrap his legs around the underside of the horse giving him added d…exterity. (MORE)
George Washington attended William and Mary College in his nativestate of Virginia in 1751. He became a surveyor at the age of 19.
George did not want to be the president, he thought his leading days were over. But the 2nd continental congress disagreed. He then became president.
He went to congress and told them he was the only one qualified to command American troops. I wouldn't call him a "hero", but he was the first president.
That is a good question.I have been wondering that myself,too. I guess people have the perception that since he was a general and that lead him to become the first president. He helped to win the revolution by being victorious at valley forge and also being a head general. Good question!
Because he was the very first president of the United States (The Father of Our Country).
George Washington became the first US President on April 30, 1789 and served two terms until March 4, 1797, slightly less than the 8 years of other 2-term Presidents.
He wanted to become a farmer not a president. He was heard sayinghe felt like a criminal going to his execution when asked to go thecapital.
He received a majority of the votes of the electors who gathered after the election of 1788. Because there was a delay due to weather and travel, he was inaugurated on April 30 instead of March 4, when the Congress was schedule to convene.
No, he wasn't, He actually described himself feeling like he was a man being led to his execution. However, because of his good character, he felt obligated to serve the country and became the president.
As an infant, George Washington was baptised as a member of the Anglican Church (Church of England) and attended church services with his family. Washington never got confirmed, even when he had the opportunity to do so. Washington served as vestryman to his Anglican Church in Virginia, taking oat…hs that included staying loyal to the crown. Following the American Revolution, the Church of England broke away from the Colonies, since it required an oath of loyalty to the head of the CoE, the King of England. Washington systematically avoided communion in his church leading his own minister to question whether he was a "real Christian." When he died, he was buried by Episcopal ceremony, and with a Masonic burial rite. In his life Washington rarely if ever referred to Jesus Christ by name or example, leading many to wonder how serious a "Christian" he was. (MORE)
by becoming the general of the Continental army or the American militia in the revolutionary war he asked the leaders of the committee of correspondence to allow him to become the general of the militia
they needed a president and George Washington was chosen because he was a great war leader.
his friend asked him to help because he knows that Benjamin was smarter than him and he was a great inventor so when he asked Benjamin was delighted so he help him and they were both happy
Cause everyone trusted him since he used to be a General plus he was really cool! Not bc he was old...LOL
"he had never became a citizen he had just migrated over with the rest of the new land finders in the 1700's." George Washington was born in Westmoreland, Virginia Colony, British America. His mother and father were also born in Virginia. Virginia was under British control at the time which made …the Washingtons British subjects. When Virginia became part of the United States, all of its natural born subjects became natural born citizens of the United States as well, and the treaty of peace with Britain absolved them of any claims to allegiance by Britain. (MORE)
He is a boss, Better at life than you, and has a job....-_- This is why the world is like this, because stupid people like you ask stupid questions and stupid remarks. By the way.... IM BLACK OPS!
He was politician in United States Congress, after that he was drawn to be president.
Well, if you are American you should know. If not, we did a vote and George won, I geuss. If you want to know more about George, cheak out a book at the library!
Because the US was and is a republic, not a monarchy. Republics do not have kings or queens
He was the first U.S congresesional president. He didn't evenreally want to do it but he did it for the country
George Washington became commander ad chief of the Continental Armyon June 19, 1775 by the Second Continental Congress.