"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 chief, State of The Union letters, inaugural speech and a farewell address. All of those precedents are still followed today and only running for two terms in office is now the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution. In Washington's farewell address he gave the new country words of wisdom and a few warnings. His most important warning to the United States was: "Beware of political parties and foreign alliances". Boy, George Washington really knew what he was talking about. A couple weeks ago, I was about to go to bed and as I was saying good night to my dad, he told me to watch to the last few minutes of the Presidential debate. I asked my dad what the topic of the debate was, and he told me it was foreign policy. Gathering information from the debate and asking my dad some questions, I realized that we are entangled in alliances and affairs with many other countries. I also could see that it was causing us some dangerous problems. I found it funny that George Washington, who is now long gone from us, warned our nation about the troubles that getting involved with other countries would bring. We are not heeding his warning and look where we are now. Obviously we as a country have to ally ourselves with other countries, and create good relationships with them. George Washington wanted that. What he didn't want was for us to get involved with their political and social affairs. Washington also realized that with many countries competing to be the best in world, the United States would have some enemies. He limited the number of enemies we had during those early years by passing the Neutrality Acts, that prevented us from being entangled with other countries. While we do not have an overwhelming amount of enemies, I would not say that we have made our best attempt at
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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
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…
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…
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…
George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was born in Diamond Grove, Missouri during the spring of 1865. George W. Carver died on January 5, 1943. He was not sure when he was actually born because they did not keep accurate records during this time. His parents were slaves. When he was an infant his father was killed in an accident. Then shortly after George, his mother and sister were stolen and took to Arkansas by raiders…
George Washington is a man that will never be forgotten in American history. George was born in February of 1732 and in his lifetime did many things to become a great American. George was the son of Augustine Washington and Augustine’s second wife Mary Ball (Madison 2009). George was the oldest of six children, born and raised in Virginia (Henretta 2010). The Washington family lived on Pope’s Creek and was part of Virginia’s “middle class”. Although not a lot is certain about his childhood he made…