How Did George Washington Contribute To The Constitution

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Joffre Santos
Mr. Bonilla
Government 12-4
9 January 2018 George Washington & The Constitution
George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. At an early age, he worked as a surveyor then fought in the French and Indian War; A war which lasted 9 years (1754-1763). Washington would later lead the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Washington demonstrated to be a better general than a military strategist. He wasn’t too smart at planning on the battlefield but he had the ability to keep the struggling colonial army together and not give up under any circumstance. He was a remarkable leader who gave his army the direction and motivation to keep going throughout the war. Washington's …show more content…

In 1787, he was elected president of the convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution.Washington had to be convinced even to attend the Convention at one point. During the time of the Constitution, George Washington was the commander of the Continental Army and was also 55 years old, making him one of the few to be of the age or older than the other historical figures that also contributed on the Constitution. The other historical figures that contributed in the Constitution were James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Morris, George Mason and Benjamin …show more content…

The Convention met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 14 to September 17. As said before, Washington had to be persuaded to be a part of the convention. James Madison and General Henry Knox were the ones who were able to convince Washington to be a part of the convention. Both Madison and Knox believed that Washington needed to play a significant role because of the honorable respect and trust he had gathered throughout the war. George Washington, after the war, was a firm believer of building or creating a stronger national government for the country. As weeks went by, Washington administered the convention but didn’t participate as much in the debates. A strong debate that was held and discussed was to see if the government’s executive should be one person or three people. The leaders eventually concluded the debate with choosing to have one person as the government executive knowing that George Washington was likely to be the first president. The objective of its leaders at this convention was to create a new, strong government that won’t fail or fall. The leaders did just that with the result of the Convention being the creation of the United States

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