Washington, George Washington, President Washington(noun)
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and established the position of President. Washington was elected President as the unanimous choice of the 69 electors in 1788, and he served two terms in office. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the wars raging in Europe, suppressed rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. Further, the peaceful transition from his presidency to the presidency of John Adams established a tradition that continues into the 21st century. Washington was hailed as "father of his country" even during his lifetime. Washington was born into the provincial gentry of Colonial Virginia; his wealthy planter family owned tobacco plantations and slaves. After both his father and older brother died when he was young, Washington became personally and professionally attached to the powerful William Fairfax, who promoted his career as a surveyor and soldier. Washington quickly became a senior officer in the colonial forces during the first stages of the French and Indian War. Chosen by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, Washington managed to force the British out of Boston in 1776, but was defeated and almost captured later that year when he lost New York City. After crossing the Delaware River in the dead of winter, he defeated the British in two battles, retook New Jersey and restored momentum to the Patriot cause.
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The numerical value of George Washington in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of George Washington in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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He is the purest figure in history. -- About George Washington
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping?
George Washington as a boy was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth - he could not even lie.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
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