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President's Day Grammar (Grade 5)

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President's Day Grammar

Fix the errors in capitalization in the passage.

The first president of the united states, george washington, is often referred to as the father of our country. He was known for his love of the land and farming, and his dislike of war. He was a distinguished general and commander in chief of the colonial armies in the american revolution. He married a widow, martha dandridge custis, and they lived at mount vernon, washington's plantation in virginia on the Potomac river.

-- From America's Story

Fix the errors in punctuation in the paragraph.

You might have thought that George Washington was in Philadelphia with Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Franklin John Adams and the other delegates of the Continental Congress as they wrote the Declaration of Independence, but he wasnt. In July 1776 Washington was in New York with his troops On July 9 he received his copy of the Declaration with a note from John Hancock telling Washington to share the news with the troops. Can you imagine how the troops reacted.

-- From America's Story

Fix the errors in capitalization and punctuation in the paragraph.

After the war was over washington hoped he would be able to retire and return to mount Vernon. Instead, in 1789 the electors unanimously voted george Washington the first president of the United states. Because it was such an honor and he felt a great duty to his country, he accepted. He left Mount Vernon on April 16 and arrived in New York City on april 30 for his inauguration. As he took his oath standing on the balcony of Federal hll, a crowd broke into cheers. The members of his first Cabinet included Thomas Jefferson as secretary of state, alexander Hamilton as secretary of the treasury Henry Knox as secretary of war, and Edmund Randolph as attorney general!

-- From America's Story

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