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Who was George Washington?

Concise Biography, History & Facts About President George Washington
First President - George Washington
George Washington Lifespan - 1732 - 1799
Place of Birth - February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia

Term as President - 1789-1797
Political Party - Federalist
Vice President / Vice Presidents - John Adams
George Washington Religion - Episcopalian
George Washington, Military Experience - Commander in Chief of Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Name of Wife - George Washington was married in 1759 to
Martha Dandridge Washington, a widow with children
Career of George Washington -
Surveyor, Farmer, Politician, Statesman, Commander in Chief of Continental Army during the American Revolution
Government Positions:

  • Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1759-74

  • Member of Continental Congress, 1774-75
  • Chairman of the Constitutional Convention, 1787-88

Place of Death - George Washington died on December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Next President:
President John Adams

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Major events in the biography of President George Washington
American Revolution - Bill of Rights (1791) - Whiskey Rebellion (1794) - Constitution of the USA

Facts and History in the biography of President George Washington
George Washington was the only president who was unanimously elected. He ran unopposed for both terms. He declined to run for a third term, setting a precedent which held until 1940.
He fought in the wars against the French and Indians, serving as General Edward Braddock's aide in the disastrous campaign against Ft. Duquesne. His ability as a General, along with the French alliance and the growing weariness within Britain, brought the American Revolution war to a conclusion with the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown 19th October, 1781.

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  • Description of President George Washington - Height 6 feet 1.5 inches

  • George Washington Age at Inauguration - 57 years old
  • Through several lines of ancestry, Washington can trace descent from English royalty.
  • He suffered from the following illnesses : malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, dysentery and pneumonia
  • George Washington owned slaves
  • George Washington was one of the richest men in America
  • George Washington Age at Death - 67 years old
  • George Washington died of pneumonia with an infection of the larynx that resulted in suffocation
  • A 60-foot (18 m) sculpture of his head is carved into Mount Rushmore
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President Coin or President Dollar Bill
Presidential Money. The United States has placed likenesses of the Presidents on many types of coins and currency. George Washington has appeared on the twenty-five cent piece or the quarter since 1932.

President George Washington and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8


Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

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