George Washington Biography

George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land.

Washington was elected president as the unanimous choice of the electors in the elections of both 1788–1789 and 1792. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the wars raging in Europe, suppressed rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types. Washington established many forms in government still used today, such as the cabinet system and inaugural address. His retirement after two terms and the peaceful transition from his presidency to that of John Adams established a tradition that continued up until Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to a third term. Washington has been widely hailed as "father of his country" even during his lifetime. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
George Washington
Nationality:
British America
Profession:
Surveyor, Politician, Farmer, Soldier, Military Officer, Engineer
Religion:
Episcopal Church, Anglicanism, Church of England, Dei
Date of Birth:
February 22, 1732
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
December 14, 1799
Age at Death:
67
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