"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. "Washington marriage also brought Martha 's two young children, John (Jacky) and Martha (Patsy), ages 6 and 4, respectively. Washington lavished great affection on both of them, and was heartbroken when Patsy died just before the Revolution. Jacky died during the Revolution, and George adopted
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 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
The first American president,One of the greatest men who walked this earth, a man who achieve some of the greatest title that a lot of people can 't achieve in today 's world. He is known for being the commander of chief in the continental army also known for a gentleman planter and many more titles. Plenty of people look at him daily and might not even know who he is or why is he on money. But I 'm here to explain and to break it down for you!
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.
James Madison was in some of the most influential government position during some of the most decisive times of American history with in turn had a lasting effect on the future of America. James Madison grew up in Virginia and attended Princeton University with a degree in law, government, and history. He was a political person who wrote the constitution, was secretary of state, and was later president. James Madison is most well know for his work on the Constitution, but was also the secretary of state and the president in times that had the most impact of America as we know it.
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.
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".
George Washington demonstrated Remarkable leadership in a long and difficult war. Being the commander of the continental army he faced many challenges that some people would not be able to overcome. One reason the American army started to act more like an army rather than a bunch of farmers and workers was because of George Washington. He had a huge impact on the war and the starting of the revolution, Its safe to say he had a big impression on the way everything turned out. Not only did he have a huge impact on the war side of the revolution he also had an impact on the political side. He then became president 6 years after the war
Out of the three that are listed here I think that his part in the American Revolution was the most important. Without him we wouldn’t have a leader, nor would we have continued to fight on. This was the first step to our new nation and without him we would have given up/still be under British rule. People like Washington have given people a voice and has motivated them throughout the years. He had kept our hopes up whenever we felt the need to give up and because of his role/actions we are our own
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.
George Washington’s presidency did couple key things. First, it established the unwritten rule that a President was only supposed to serve two terms in office. This unwritten rule was only ever broken by Franklin Roosevelt during WW II, and it later became an Amendment to the Constitution. Second, Washington talked at great length about isolationism in his farewell address, specifically citing that America should avoid foreign entanglements in Europe.
Having a president is something that no country had ever done, or thought to do. The first election was in 1789, where George Washington became the first President. Eight years later in 1797, John Adams was elected to be our second president. Four years after that, Thomas Jefferson became our third president. No one knew exactly how this new idea would affect the United States, but we had to take a leap of faith. 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.
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, was an exceptional book written by Joseph Ellis. There a myriad of historical facts and quotes from some of the most salient figures in American history. These individuals have molded how the American society is today. Although many of these people made mistakes in their careers, these mistakes have changed us for the better. While their thought process may have been flawed, their executions of the ideas may have been carried out better. Some founding brothers include: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Throughout the book, we see the personal and political challenges faced by many of these individuals. The chapter, “The Farewell,” was one of the most interesting
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