Many people have probably heard of the story The Cherry Tree. If not, click here. This is a story about George Washington as a little boy. As the story goes, he cut down his father’s tree with his little hatchet when his father was away. When his father came back, George Washington was honest and told his father that he cut it down himself. His father wasn’t mad because little George told the truth. People may have used this story to learn how honest George Washington was. Honestly though, this story is false. It was written by Mason Locke Weems. He wrote this story so that people would know that George Washington was an honest man.