Five things you didn’t know about George Washington

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We all know about the political accomplishments of the Founding Fathers of the United States, but their life outside of politics is not as widely known. Here are five interesting facts about our first president that you probably didn’t know:

1. As a kid, Washington mastered the subject of math, which led to his first job as a land surveyor.

2. Growing up, Washington kept numerous copybooks with entries such as “Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.”

3. Washington once wrote a verse called “True Happiness” stating happiness comes from, among other things, “Round a warm fire, a pleasant joke…”

4. Washington was reportedly 6 feet 3.5 inches tall and weighed close to 200 pounds by age 20, and he was known to move gracefully.

5. Washington made a salary of $25,000 a year as President. That’s approximately $650,000 in today’s dollars!

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