Compare And Contrast Lincoln And George Washington

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President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln were and still are, two of the most famous presidents in United States history. George Washington was the first president of America, and Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth. Washington and Lincoln served two terms in office during their own time. After their death, they are still well known and have been memorialized by U.S. currency, statues, and Mount Rushmore. Both Washington and Lincoln lived two different lifestyles but with few similarities. George Washington lived from February 1732 to December 1799. He was born in a wealthy family and was the first child of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington. He grew up on Pope's Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia where seven to eight years of his life he was homeschooled by his father and half brother Lawrence. As a young man, George was studied with the local church sexton and became a schoolmaster in practical math, geography, Latin and the English classics. By his early teens, he had learned anything about tobacco, stock raising and surveying, which is why he …show more content…
They both had to suffer and had so many tragedies, however, they accomplished great things for the country. They are still well known and people still study their life history. Washington and Lincoln have been honored and their legacy is still going on until this day. Abraham Lincoln has a Memorial in Washington, D.C and his face is on $5 bill and the cent. They have also named the state of Illinois ‘Land of Lincoln’ since he lived there for such a long time. George Washington was called ‘Father of the Nation’. His face also appears on $1 bill and the quarter coin. They have a memorial on the Confederate Seal that feature him on horseback. The Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C and Washington State are named after him. Also, both of these men faces appear at the Mount