George Washington

by brian adame

President of United States

George Washington was a general and commander in chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution.Later in 1789 he became the first president of the united states.

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

By the late 1760's, Washington had experienced firsthand the effects of rising taxes imposed on American colonists by the British, and came to believe that it was in the best interests of the colonists to declare independence from England.Washington served as a delegate to the First Continental Congress in 1774 in Philadelphia. By the time the Second Continental Congress convened a year later the American Revolution had begun in earnest, and Washington was named commander in chief of the Continental Army.

Braddock disaster 1755

n 1755, Washington became the senior American aide to British General Edward Braddock the ill-fated Braddock expedition. This was the largest British expedition to the colonies, and was intended to expel the French from the Ohio Country; the first objective was the capture of Fort Duquesne

1779

The Continental Congress approves a peace proposal that calls for not only independence but also the evacuation of North America by the British and free navigation of the Mississippi River.

United States announces that it will recognize communist China 1978


In one of the most dramatic announcements of the Cold War, President Jimmy Carter states that as of January 1, 1979, the United States will formally recognize the communist People’s Republic of China and sever relations with Taiwan. Following Mao Zedong’s successful revolution in China in 1949, the United States

1791


Congress imposed an excise tax on distilled spirits which led to the Whiskey rebellion
December 15: The Bill of Rights became law. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States guarantee basic liberties to Americans

1799

December 14 George Washington Died at Mount Vernon at the age of 67. He arranged for his slaves to be freed in his last will and testament