George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA. He was the first President of the United States.
Biography and Career :
He was the first voted President of the United States of America, between April 30, 1789 and March 3, 1797.
George Washington was the general of the American Army, fighting for the independence of the U. S. A. against the Great Britain. In 1775 he was the Supreme Commander of the military force of the colonies rebelled against England. He won the victories of Saratoga (1777) and Yorktown (1781).
He obtained the Independence of the United States of America. In 1787 he adopted the Constitution of the U. S. A. His politics, as a President, was a conservatory one, being the adept of isolationism. He didn't agree the
alliance with other European nations in the case of a conflict and neither the interference of the U. S. A. in the politics of the other states. He passed away on December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
- He organized the first United States Cabinet and the Executive Branch.
- He had no children, but he did have two successful nephews.
- He was a strong supporter of cricket.
- His spouse was Martha Dandridge Custis Washington.
- Religion: Anglican/Episcopal/Deist
- It is said of George Washington that he was "First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen".
- His devotion to republicanism and civic virtue made him an exemplary figure among early American politicians.
- He only went to school for 7 or 8 years and his favorite subject was arithmetic.
- "Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."
- "Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company."
- "Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence."
- "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."
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