George Washington

PRESIDENT

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Bio:George Washington

George Washington was born on Febuary 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia he also was a general and comander-in-chief of the Contential Army in the American Revoluton, and was the first president of the United States, he served from 1789 to 1797. He died on December 14,1799 in Mount Vernon Virginia.

Hobbies

  • horseback riding
  • passion for interior decorating
  • hosted elaborate dinner parties
  • danced
  • played cards
  • fox, duck hunting
  • breeder of hound dogs
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Whiskey Rebellion

George Washington believed that the federal government needed to remain strong enough to prevent state or regional interests from gaining too much power. This belief led to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. The people of western Pennsylvania held a violent protest against the federal government's enforcement of a tax on whiskey production. Washington ordered nearly 13,000 federal soldiers into western Pennsylvania to crush this rebellion. In his 1796 Farewell Address, Washington restated his objection to the rise of powerful state and regional interests and to political parties.

WASHINGTON'S FAIRWELL ADDRESS

  • No formation of political parties
  • Two terms only of fours years of presidency
  • No foreign alliences
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