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George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, who
became one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and becoming its first president.
George Washington was the son of a Virginian plantation farmer. During the French and Indian War, he entered military service on the side of the British.
With the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress appointed George Washington as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.