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Mount Vernon was the home of George and Martha Washington for the time of their marriage from 1759 till his death 1799. Despite long absences for military and public service. Washington diligently expanded his plantation from 2,000 to 8,000 acres and the Mansion house from six rooms to twenty one.
He acquired Mount Vernon in 1754. During the next 45 years he greatly expanded his home to reflect his status as a Virginia gentleman, personally overseeing every detail of design, constrution, and decoration, even when away at war. Vibrant wall color demonstrate the Washingtons wealth and style.
George Washington was born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman. He pursued two intertwined interests: military arts and western expansion. At 16 he helped survey Shenandoah lands for Thomas, Lord Fairfax. Commissioned a lieutenant colonel in 1754. As an aide in 1754 to Gen. Edward Braddock, he escaped injury although four bullets ripped his coat and two horses were shot from under him. May 1775, Washington, one of the Virginia delegates, was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. On April 30, 1789, George Washington, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. "As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent," he wrote James Madison, "it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles." After only three years of retirement at Mount Vernon, he died of a throat infection December 14, 1799. Martha sealed off the room and never entered it again.http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/georgewashington
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