George Washington's Presidency

George Washington set the United States up for success


George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westomoreland County, Virginia. He was born into a planter family. His father died with he was 11 and his older brother raised him. From boyhood on he lived in a military atmosphere most of the time. Under his brothers influence and direction he was trained in fencing.

How did George Washington's time as president change the United States?

George Washington started the untied states out and set it up for success. He warned not to get involved in conflicts with other nations and believed that political parties would be the downfall of the U.S.