Most people know the story about George Washington and the cherry tree. When he was a little boy he was given a hatchet and he was so excited, and started chopping down everything in sight. One day he came a cross a cherry tree that was just so beautiful, that he had to try out his new hatchet on this. Turns out that this cherry tree was his fathers favorite one and when his father asked if he had cut it down he replied “I can not tell a lie father, you know I can not tell a lie. I cut it with my hatchet.”
Did George Washington really cut down the cherry tree? I don’t think he did because I found a website that said that an author named Mason Locke Weems created the story. I think that he just created the story to teach kids that you should always be honest, event if you think that it might get you in trouble. Anyways, who would trust a little boy with a hatchet, obviously he would chop down things he wasn’t supposed to.