George Washington TimeLine

Timeline created by nsdreaper
  • George Washington is born in Popes Creek Plantation, Westmoreland County

  • George Washington works privately as a surveyor.

  • Washington is given the rank of major in the Virginia Militia

    Washington is given the rank of major in the Virginia Militia
  • Braddock and 2000 British regulars arrive in America

  • Washington is elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and serves for the next 15 years

    Washington is elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and serves for the next 15 years
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
  • George Washington is elected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress

    George Washington is elected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress
  • The Declaration of Independence is signed.

    The Declaration of Independence is signed.
  • General Washington is defeated at the battle of Brandywin

  • The French declares war against Britain and joins the colonists to help them fight for their freedom

    The French declares war against Britain and joins the colonists to help them fight for their freedom
  • The French and Americans begin their attack on the British at Yorktown

  • The British under the command of General Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown November 5, 1781

  • George Washington delivers his farewell address to the army

  • Mary Ball Washington, George's mother dies

    Mary Ball Washington, George's mother dies
  • The Jay Treaty is signed to maintain trade with Great Britain

  • Washington retires to Mount Vernon

    Washington retires to Mount Vernon
  • The Quasi War with France

    The Quasi War with France
  • George Washington gets ill during a ride on his plantation

    George Washington gets ill during a ride on his plantation
  • George Washington dies, at the age of 67, of a throat infection that was made worse by the medical treatment that he received.

    George Washington dies, at the age of 67, of a throat infection that was made worse by the medical treatment that he received.
  • The Quasi War with France Ends