This video looks at the side of George Washington not covered in history books. Prior to being a Revolutionary War hero and president of the new United States, Washington led a more earthy life that may have prepared him for later greatness. The cherry tree story notwithstanding, Washington was involved in some mischief that resulted in punishment for trespass and theft. His early philandering ultimately led to his death from syphilis. The filmmakers suggest that Washington's own failings made him a better, more understanding leader.
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