George Washington was an American politician and soldier who served as the first President of the United States. He was in office from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797. Washington served two terms as president, which equaled a total of eight years. His eight years had its ups and downs, but in the end, he was very influential and a strong leader. Throughout his presidency, he made sure that the American people could exercise their rights and he was not intolerant when it came to hearing what his opposing side had to say. Furthermore, Washington took advice from other government officials and leaders so that he can make the best decisions that he possibly can make. When his second term was coming to an end
George Washington was faced with many challenges during his presidency as he not only had to establish a new system of government but also deal with many foreign and domestic affairs such as the North American War and unrest in Great Britian and France, all while being left with great financial debt accumulated during the
When hearing George Washington’s Farewell Address for the first time it is easy to understand it is well written and the substance is things he really felt is important. However once the time is spent relating his speech to todays times and problems the magnitude of his word is really understood. Almost 250 years later and 44 more presidents, George Washington’s thoughts still apply perfectly to the current state of the U.S. So much has change sense he gave this address but unity, Stoping the divide of political parties, morality, and avoiding entangling
In the book of His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis, the author introduces Washington, the Father of the United States, in a fresh portrait focused on the characters of Washington. This book is an impressive biography of Washington's remarkable dedication to the United States history. According to the author, George Washington is an omnipresent figure as he was growing up, described as the man in the moon who was aloof and silent. This book focuses on Washington's wartime service which became some of his major contributions to the United States, rather than merely telling the true story of Washington, its main thesis is focusing on analyzing his contributions and how his governorship had affected the American history.
From building libraries, to handling the Civil War with intelligence, and tying the nation back together and building schools, George Washington had started it all. He was one of our great Founding Fathers of the Constitution, and without a start, there would be nothing. In the same manner, Washington did fought to keep our country from invasion. He was not the type of president to have power over his head and demand unreasonable things. Even after the war, he was one to lead the country back to peace and keep the nation safe and away from
Before Mr. Washington was even elected into presidency, he was a politician and a soldier. However,
George Washington Plunkitt was a historically significant politician born in 1842 into a poor family. He initially worked as a butcher, but then followed his dream of entering into politics. He started at the New York state assembly and ultimately ended up as a New York state senator. He held the reins of the Tammany Hall political machine for over 40 years. Tammany Hall is one of the most controversial topics of political history and is the main discussion of the book Honest Graft: The World of George Washington Plunkitt by William L. Riordon. It is a collections of talks and writing of Plunkitt detailing about his life, politics, and general knowledge of the public. Many reformers saw the organization of Tammany Hall as a corrupt malignancy that plagued the American government. But Plunkitt argues that his work was always practical, legal and influential and helped shape the democratic system for the better. And as for his fortune, he simply states, “I seen my opportunities and I took em.” (Riordon)
Booker T Washington was an Civil rights activist, educator, author, orator, and advisor for many presidents. Washington was the most influential African American male in the late 19 century and early 20th. Booker Taliaferro Washington was born on April 5, 1856 in Franklin County, Virginia. He was raised by his mother, Jane, who was a slave ; his father, was an unidentified white male. In most states prior to the Civil War, the child of a slave became a slave, it was also illegal to teach slaves to read and write. Majority of washington’s childhood was spent working. After the Civil war,washington's family moved to Malden, West Virginia. His mother saw his passion for education and bought him a book, where he taught himself how to read and
George Washington was a very wise and smart man. he is most commonly seen as the father of the united states. with his thoughts and beliefs of creating a nation that does not have a political party and that believes in the freedom of others. In today's standards, however, If George Washington was able to see the American nation we have become he would be mortified.
It was beginning of a new era after the American Revolution for the new country, United States of America. Although it was a new nation noticed by the world, the founding fathers were still not fully prepared of creating the perfect government for the people. However, throughout time the founding fathers have created documents as a way to justify the system of America to guide the country to become better. The founding documents were interpreted to guide the new nation by how the documents prevent of tyranny reign over the citizens and allows the document to advice the future government from destruction.
THE EXTENT TO WHICH GEORGE WASHINGTON’S PRESIDENCY SET A PRECEDENT FOR THE FUTURE OF THE NATION
Washington was the U.S first prisidenent and possibaly the greatest, he lead america through the Revolutionary War and won. He had a lot of knowladge about war stragty and that helped us win the war against the Brittish.
James Madison followed George Washington 's advice in his Farewell Address the most. He served in between the years of 1809-1817. He tried to minimize his interactions with other countries, and had great success leading America. Additionally, in the Farewell Address, Washington announced that he only wanted to be president for two terms. I dos not go unnoticed that James Madison also only served two terms, and would have only gotten this idea from his good pal George. Lastly, James MAdison helped write the Farewell Address, therefore it would only make sense that he followed his work.
This work by Booker T. Washington, “The Atlanta Exposition Address”, or also known as “The Atlanta Compromise”, was a speech given in 1895 at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta that had a lasting impact not only to the crowd listening, but to the nation as a whole. Booker T. Washington was admired and appreciated by many black Americans. Although, everyone in the African American Community admired his overall achievements leading up to his speech in Atlanta, some of his ideas and thoughts became very controversial within the black community and possibly encouraged the Jim Crow era by proposing the ideology of separate but equal. “The Atlanta Exposition Address,” was significant in shaping history because it; sparked a split and debate within the African American community over the ideas Booker T. Washington proposed in the address, and simultaneously affected the nation as a whole with future laws passed off the basis of Washington’s ideology.
George Washington was the first president of the United states. He served as the commander and chief of the revolutionary war. In his speech he started with My “Fellow citizens of the senate and House