11 True Or False Questions About George Washington That Will Forever Change Your View Of History

George Washington is one of the world's most famous generals, and served as America's first President. But what you learned in history class isn't the full story of this historic icon.

Here are 11 true or false questions about George Washington — and the answers might change your view of history forever.

Jake Geers
Created by Jake Geers
On May 16, 2021

11 True Or False Questions About George Washington That Will Forever Change Your View Of History

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George Washington didn't have any kind of formal education.

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Washington’s first love was actually his best friend's wife.

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He was posthumously given the special military rank of "General of the Armies" that is the highest in American history — he will never be outranked.

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George Washington may have died from medical malpractice when doctors blood-let 5 pints of blood from his body.

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George Washington saved the Constitutional Convention of 1787 by personally convincing the Georgia delegation of signing onto the New Jersey Plan.

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George Washington was a non-president Commander-in-Chief when John Adams delegated the role to him to aid with soldier recruitment.

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He actually lost more battles than he won.

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The story of Washington cutting down a cherry tree was written by a biographer known for tall tales. It may have been totally made up.

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To this day, George Washington is the only President to personally lead his troops into battle.

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In his Farewell Address, George Washington warned about establishing the electoral college.

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George Washington had a large family, with four sons and three daughters who lived until adulthood.

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