There has been many great presidents in office throughout the years. One stood out in particular. This president led the colonial forces to victory over the British and became a hero. In 1787, he was elected president of the convention that wrote the U.S constitution. Being the president of the United States is a huge honor, but also a tremendous job. It can be hard and very stressful. This person carries the lives of many in his hands. Imagine being the first president. George Washington, a well-respected man in the colonies, fought diligently for his beliefs in America’s freedom, and was unanimously chosen as the first president of the United States.
In the biography "His Excellency: George Washington" the author Joseph Ellis wrote a detailed look inside Washington 's life while trying to convey his thoughts. The problem Joseph Ellis had was not on how many personal journal entries he could find but what little personal mental thoughts George Washington had written about himself and what he was thinking during some of his most important historical decisions. " Although Washington is both the narrator and the central character in the story he says little about himself and nothing about what he thinks." (Ellis, p.4) George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732. He was born to Augustine Washington and Mary Ball.
Paragraph 1 "George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia" (George Washington, 2016). The late president George Washington would 284 years old today if he was here. " A month after leaving the army, Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, a widow, who was only a few months older than he"(George Washington. ,2016). George Washington married Martha Washington to whom he would be married to most of his life.
President George Washington knew that a lot of his accomplishments would be viewed as precedents. As being the first President, he set numerous precedents, a significant number of which are still being implemented today. He chose to be called Mr. President as opposed to the title of being called a King, he then created the Presidential Cabinet, established the term limit of two terms for Presidency and was first President to create foreign policy.
As the author stated in his book that he does not have the intention to compete with other writers or historians, but his idea was to give a clear an fresh portrait of Washington that focused largely on his characters. I will recommend this book to those that are willing to known Washington and people who are unfamiliar with the founding father of United States. This biography introduces readers into the remarkable events and significant life experiences of the first president of United States in the shortest time, without
George Washington’s leadership was indispensable in successfully launching a new government. George Washington was chosen to be the leader at the Constitutional Convention or the Philadelphia Convention in 1787, because he had gained a great amount of trust and respect after the Revolutionary War from supporters of a national government. In addition, Washington’s support for the constitution was critical, since citizens had an admiration for him. If he did not support the constitution, neither would the citizens. Washington also contributed his comments to the Convention and wrote letters to his political associates. The presidential cabinet was developed by George Washington to set the pattern for future presidents.
George Washington was indispensable in launching the U.S government. Although many opposed his political views at the time, Washington's leadership capabilities were unquestionable after his victory in the American Revolution. Our victory over Great Britain would have been doubtful if not for Washington and his judgement. Before becoming president, Washington led in drafting the Constitution, which is the foundation of America. When he became president, Washington believed in unity and a strong central power. He established a federal government, a national bank, a national university, a national military academy, and a unifying capital city. His choice to not have overly powerful state governments was wise because an excessively strong state government would lead to individualism and would disintegrate the American union. Also, choosing no sides in the French Revolution was the right decision because it let America grow stronger rather than losing lives and wasting resources in another war. His strict discipline, virtuous standards, and great
Biography: George Washington most known for the first Presidents of the United States and leading the Continental Army in victory over the British in the American Revolution. He helped to define what the role of the president would be going forward. Washington was born on February 22, 1732. He grew up in Colonial Virginia.
His father was Augustine Washington and his mother was Mary Ball Washington. After George’s father died when he was 11, he inherited ten slaves and helped his mother maintain the plantation that they lived on. He was homeschooled, he had a lower amount of education than any of the other Founding Fathers. Washington finished his school education when he was fifteen and did not go to college. When he was seventeen, he wanted to join the British Navy but his mother disapproved.
The American's presidency tradition has carried onto this very day. Our country had had many great presidents who did great things for our countries. But there is one who started it all. He was the first president of the United States, and also known as the "Father of the Nation".
Having a president ended up being a great thing for America, it brought a sense of leadership without one person having too much control. Washington, Adams, and Jefferson each had a different way of growing up, they had distinct characteristics, and they lead in various ways. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. His father died when he was eleven years old, so he lived with his mother and would move around Virginia to stay with relatives. Washington was hoping to join the British navy, but his mother did not want that so he respected her wishes and stayed home.
George Washington completely shows the heroic traits of bravery, cleverness, and determination by leading his men similar to Odysseus in Homer’s The Odyssey. First, Washington has the trait of bravery when he led his troops and he stood in the front towards the oncoming enemies. This trait is similar to Odysseus because he took risks to achieve his goal. For example, Odysseus also has the trait of bravery when he reasoned with the Cyclops and when he stood armed on his ship during the encounter with Scylla. The trait of cleverness is shown in Washington because he knew how to spy on the enemy. He is referred to as the First Director of Central Intelligence and is called a “Spymaster.” This trait is similar to Odysseus because he is also clever to escape situations.
A plethora of modern societies evolved out of societies that were mostly focused on agriculture. This is because in the time before the industrial revolution, males who had high endurance as well as high physical strength translated directly to their political power. For example, General George Washington fought in the war and led men tactically, after the war he was nominated to become president because of his strengths on a battlefield. Women of society were not really allowed to fight in wars and were seen as weaker which can be seen to have a direct link to their political power. On the other hand, the ability to conceive children is the main factor of human existence. Besides products, food, and necessities for human survival children
• Lexington and Concord April 1775- Travelled to Second Continental Congress in Philadelpia in military uniform preparing for war. June 15, John Adams nominated Washington for major general and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army • he had the prestige, military experience and charisma for the job and he had been advising Congress for months, political experience • The Siege of Boston june 1775 to march 1776 was the formative event in Washington 's development as a military and political leader, for it was there that he first responded to the logistical problems inherent to the American cause in the Revolutionary War with his trademark determination, leadership ability, and sound decision making http://www.conservapedia.com/George_Washington#American_Revolution
The antebellum period took place before the civil war. During this time period, one can thoroughly see accomplishments of the presidents in charge during that time.There is one who stood out the most based on my criteria and his outstanding achievements and it was George Washington . He was one with the most accomplishments, foreign policies and impacted the union the most after his presidency.