First President George Washington

By: Jordan Burns

George Washington was the leader of the Continental Army that won the Revolutionary War from the British.


He was also one of our founding fathers who signed the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787.


In 1789, George Washington was elected the first president of the U.S. because of his strong leadership in the war.


He is called the father of our country because he was our first president and he was a role model for future presidents. So, a lot of things that he did are still done by U.S. Presidents today.


After he became president, Washington set up the State Department, Treasury Department, and War Department.


Together, these Departments became known as the Cabinet. Members of the Cabinet advise the president on many things.


Washington named John Jay of New York to be the Supreme Court's first Chief Justice.


Washington left office after two terms or 8 years that is why U.S. presidents only serve two terms or 8 years.

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