''Who Was George Washington?'' By Roberta Edwards November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity.

Yet the man who is known as "the father of our country'' felt like "a criminal going off to his execution.'' (p. 5)

Based upon the context clues, the word execution means to carry out.

''Wheat was much easier to row and he could sell it locally whereas most of the tobacco was shipped to England.'' (p.37)

Based upon the context clues, the word ''whereas'' means while on the contrary.

'' In 1765 the English Parliament passed the Stamp Act.'' (p. 44)

Based upon the context clues, the word "parliament" means a legislature of Great Britain.

''British generals and admirals were brave and war-tested.''

Based upon the context clues, the word ''admiral'' means the commander in charge of a fleet.

'' Cornwallis's army was not only outnumbered, but it was hemmed on all sides.''

Based upon the context clues, the word ''hemmed'' means to surround or restrict movement.

''I was floundering in the water with my brother.''

Based upon the context clues, the word ''floundering'' means to struggle in water with plunging movements.

''He was walking on untrodden ground''

based upon the context clues, the word ''untrodden'' means to go back in the same steps.

''The president also appoints judges, including judges on the supreme court who serve for life.''

Based upon the context clues, the word ''appoints'' means to assign someone to a position.

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