George Washington was America’s most essential man. He experienced the loss of his father at a young age, yet he became a successful plantation owner, a major in the Virginia militia, a politician, a general and the first president of the United States of America. Though he experienced many adversities in life he was able to take these experiences and use them to better a country. George Washington created a new government for the United Sates of America in his own image which was moral, fair and responsible because of his own life experiences as a general, politician and entrepreneur. George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732.
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
Richard Howe could be considered the most successful general, when compared to William Howe and George Washington. The bases of this argument are mainly; the military experience of each general and the number of recorded mistakes made by each general during their military expeditions. One of the main reasons, Richard Howe was the most successful general was because of his vast experience in military leadership or command. In hindsight Richard Howe had far more experience of being a military leader than William and Washington as he was enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1739 and then became Admiral, the rank of the highest naval officers, in 1775. He was also serving as commander in chief, “the officer holding supreme command of the forces in an area or operation”, of a Mediterranean fleet.
Washington faced off against British troops under General Henry Clinton. Mary brought water to the parched American troops until her husband collapsed. He collapsed from either from the heat or after being wounded. After which she supposedly took his place and helped operate cannon for the rest of the battle. A soldier who witnessed the action later wrote about in his diary, without referring to the woman involved by name: “While in the act of reaching a cartridge and having one of her feet as far before the other as she could step, a cannon shot from the enemy passed directly between her legs without doing any other damage than carrying away all the lower part of her petticoat.
I think that George Washington made choices that directly benefitted himself. After learning about Washington, I feel like he becomes relatable. George Washington is often described in a way that makes him appear to be a flawless, strong, perfect, human being. In reality, he was just a mundane as I am. He made some excellent choices on the battlefield and poor ones as well.
George Washington played an important role in the development of the United States. Washington was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the oldest of six children. In 1743, Washington’s father died and shortly after his death Washington moved in to live with his half-brother, Lawrence.
President George Washington set a great example for the forthcoming presidents. He didn’t ruin the country, nor did he abuse his powers as the people of the struggling country had “feared another George III might threaten their liberties” (Articles of Confederation). George Washington did face many challenges however. Some of Washington’s biggest and most dangerous challenges included the failing economic system as well as “the British’s refusal to evacuate its forts on American soil” (Introduction). As first president of the United States George Washington had the opportunity to either, ‘make or break’ this country for lack of a better term.
As the first president of the United States, George Washington’s effect on the United States is undeniable, but that does not mean Washington’s presidency was left without controversy and unsolved issues. After the American Revolution, the primary focus of the government was to lay a foundation for the foreseeable future. Because the Articles of Confederation was too simple and made it nearly impossible for the government to tax the people and generate revenue, Washington was left with an intimidating task. Washington established power through the federal government by creating necessities such as a National Army and a National Bank. Unfortunately, due to the short time for the abundance of issues with the country at the time, Washington was
George Washington's family traces back to North America. His great-grandfather, John Washington, immigrated from England to the Colony of Virginia in 1656. The family was from the upper class in England and was granted land by King Henry the VIII. A lot of the family’s wealth was lost in the Puritan revolution, so in 1657 George’s grandfather, Lawrence Washington, also migrated to the Colony of Virginia. George’s father, Augustine, was born in 1694 to Lawrence and Mildred Washington.
On December 15, 1791, our founding fathers successfully passed the Bill of Rights. The first and most important amendment shines brightly upon the freedom of speech. Even today, more than two hundred years later, we cannot stress the freedom of speech enough. People discuss the first amendment today as excessively as they did back then. George Washington poured his heart and soul into America, as we would tell later on from his powerful words and his courage.
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.
I believe that George Washington did an outstanding job during his time as the leader of the Continental Army. Despite the fact that George Washington did have his failures, his brilliance and numerous successes can't be overlooked. Washington was faced with an incredibly hard task of leading an army that was subpar in almost every aspect in comparison to the British army. This can be seen throughout 1776, “On paper his army numbered between 8,000 and 10,000. In reality only half that number were fit for duty,” (McCullough 79)
In the United States, there are many famous people, inventions, and wars. In Washington D.C., there are many monuments celebrating and remembering these famous people and events. One memorial, a couple miles south of Washington D.C., is Mount Vernon, also known as the home of George Washington. The property is more than just his home; it is his birthplace, his home, and it is his grave. Mount Vernon was built long before George Washington, but for 45 years, he almost completely remodeled and expanded the home to reflect his status as a Virginia gentleman.