George Washington

1st President of the United States

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Farms and Mountains

George Washington was born February 22, 1732, at Bridges Creek, Virginia(Meltzer). In his early years, he lived on Ferry Farm; as an adult and once he was retired he lived at Mount Vernon. When he was president, he lived in the capital city of Philadelphia(Chase).

Predicting the Future

George Washington believed that political parties would tear the nation apart, so he personally did not have a political party Based on his views though, he was like a federalist(Phillips).

"Precedent" President

As the first president, George had to set precedents for future presidents, such as: a cabinet, the Neutrality act, a 2 limit term, and a farewell address(Phillips).

The Leader

Before he was president, he was in the French and Indian War, as well as the Revolutionary War. He was the head of the Constitutional Convention. They made a constitution which set all the laws for the New Republic and gave people their rights and freedoms(Chase). Later in his presidency, Washington did not want another war with Britain, so he negotiated a treaty with them which gave America a strong trading partner(until 1812), and kept them neutral between Britain and France(Lusted).

The Tragedy

Sadly, after a horse ride in the rain, George Washington became very ill. America lost their best leader and very first president on December 14, 1799. He was not able to see the beginning of a new century(Chase).
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Works Cited

Chase, Philander D. "Washington, George". The World Book Encyclopedia. 2006 ed. 2006. Print.

Lusted, Marcia Amiden. "1 George Washington: 1789-1797: Federalist". Cobblestone Mar. 2015: 6t. General OneFile. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.

Meltzer, Milton. George Washington and the Birth of our Nation. New York: F. Watts, 1986. Print.

Phillips, Roxanne. "George Washington". Lecture.