In, 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States of America. In 1789, George Washington, was standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, and took his promise of office as the first President of the United States. Washington was born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family. George, was the eldest of Augustine and Mary Washington's six children, he spent much of his childhood at Ferry Farm, a plantation near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Also learned the morals, manners, and knowledge. He was married with Martha Washington and had a stepson John Custis. George Washington was interested in military arts and western expansion. When he was 16 he was in charge as lieutenant colonel in 1754 and fought the first fight of what end up of being the French and Indian War. By the late of the 1760s, Washington had personal experienced the effects of rising taxes applied on American colonists by the British, so he started to believe that it was the best to declare independence from England. Washington served as a delegate to the First Continental Congress in 1774 in Philadelphia. He proved to be a better general than military strategist. In 1781, with the help of the French, who allied themselves with the colonists over their rivals the British, the Continental forces were able to capture British troops under General Charles Cornwallis in Yorktown, Virginia. This action ended the Revolutionary War and Washington was declared a national hero. In 1783, with the treaty signed between Great Britain and the U.S., Washington gave up his command of the army and returned to Mount Vernon, to back to his life as a gentleman farmer and family man. However, in 1787, he was asked to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and head the committee to draft the new constitution. He convinced the delegates that he was the most qualified man to become the nation's first president. He wanted to return to a quiet life at home and leave governing the new nation to others. But public opinion was so strong that eventually he gave in. The first presidential election was held on January 7, 1789, and Washington won handily. John Adams who received the second-largest
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. His parents were Augustine and Mary Ball Washington. As Mary Ball Washington was Augustine’s second wife, George had two half brothers. One of them – Lawrence, became a substitution of his father when Augustine Washington died in 1943. Lawrence’s home – Mount Vernon became George’s real home after his father’s death. Young George did not get proper formal education and had to grow up very quickly as he had to occupy his brother’s place in the Army…
The Leader Who Didn't Go
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 George Washington
Chapter 2 Childhood hobbies
Chapter 3 Early life of Washington
Chapter 4 Marriage and Children
Chapter 5 Leading to War
Chapter 6 As a President
Hirschfeld, Fritz, 1924 George Washington and Slavery 1732-1799 the University of Missouri, 1997. 256 pages
Fritz Hirschfeld George Washington and Slavery focuses main on slavery at his plantation at Mt. Vernon, also focuses on the revolutionary war. This book lacks support in talking about the war and presidency. As and introduction of the topic it gives a very good theory talking about his childhood at Mt. Vernon.
Hirschfield begins with talking about building and estate, when George’s…
George Washington was a great leader that changed America, because he was humble, inspiring and strong willed. George Washington created the steps into know what we call the U.S.A. He is a role model to other presidents and is known as one of the best presidents in the history of America.
George Washington’s first and strongest trait is he was a humble man. George did not want to be like a king. He just wanted to be treated like…
I know George Washington would have agreed with the United States declaration of war against Germany. I think that most people would want to do the same when things are happening to your country and its citizens. He would not just sit there and let the citizens of America die and let other countries break international rules which could harm Americans.
Although some people would disagree there are some good reasons for fighting in the war and one of them is the sinking of the Lusitania which was…
"Beware of Political Parties and Foreign Affairs"
A few weeks ago in history class, we learned about George Washington's presidency. Washington knew that all of his actions were very important because being the first president, everything he did would become a precedent for future presidents. Some of the precedents Washington set were having a cabinet, only running for two terms (a precedent that was followed until 1933 when Franklin D. Roosevelt served 3 terms), being a strong commander in…
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, at his family's plantation on Pope's Creek in Westmoreland County, in the British colony of Virginia, to Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington. George, the eldest of Augustine and Mary Washington's six children, spent much of his childhood at Ferry Farm, a plantation near Fredericksburg, Virginia. After Washington's father died when he was 11, he helped his mother manage the plantation.
Not much is known about Washington's…
fight but lacked military knowledge and organization. They needed a leader, someone who could organize the people and had at least some military knowledge. George Washington was that someone but he wasn’t a proper solider he need help so France sent Lafayette. Lafayette was a trained military professional. Together Lafayette and Washington led the revolution.
The colonists also were very conflicted at the start of the revolution. Many still saw themselves as British. That is until the British soldiers…
May 6, 2015
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. George Washington was a leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution.
George’s grandfather, Lawrence Washington migrated to Virginia. George’s father, Augustine…
April 23, 2013
A Presidential Pioneer
George Washington was a leader in the Continental Army in the American Revolution and the first American to become president of the United States. Washington entered office with support of the national and state leadership, and established the executive and judicial branches of the Federal Government of the United States. Washington’s leadership arguably portrayed him to be a great rhetor. George Washington was loyal, and had integrity, and great courage…