Mary Ball Washington: The “First Mother” of The United States of America was kinda #Nasty, American (1707-1789)

Mary Ball Washington, the mother of George Washington, first President of the United States of America, has a terrible reputation. She is often depicted as troublesome, irksome and not nice to George. Their relationship is depicted as fraught and unpleasant. One reason for this portrayal is that George was strapped financially and his mother kept asking him for money. This is recorded in some of his letters and in his accounting notes left behind where he begrudges funds given to his elderly mother. But the largest disagreement between them seems to have been that George Washington was a military...

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