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Who is George Washington?

Who is George Washington?

Who is President George Washington?

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an US. political leader, military general, politician, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. In advance, he led Patriot forces to victory in the nation’s War for independency. He presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which established the U.S. Constitution and a federal government. Washington has been called the “Father of His Country” for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the new nation.

How did George Washington died?

Just a few years later leaving the office of president, Washington caught worse cold. Then he got too much sick with a throat infection and died on December 14, 1799.

What is George Washington most known for?

Most popular President of the United States, George Washington is known for leading the Continental Army in victory over the British in the American Revolution. He also was the first President of the United States and helped to describe what the role of the president would be going forward.

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PERSONAL DETAILS

Born: February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia

Died: December 14, 1799 (67 yrs.) in Mount Vernon, Virginia

Served as President: 1789-1797

Vice President: John Adams

Married: Martha Dandridge Washington

Children: none (2 stepchildren)

Nickname: Father of His Country

 Cause of death: Epiglottitis

Resting place: Mount Vernon

Political party: Independent

Children: John (adopted) Patsy (adopted)

Parents: Augustine Washington, Mary Ball Washington

Place of Residence:  Mount Vernon

Awards: Congressional Gold Medal Thanks of Congress

Military Service

Adherence: Kingdom of Great Britain United States of America

Office : Colonial Militia Virginia Regiment (Provincial troops) Continental Army United States Army

Service years: 1752–1758 (Colonial forces) 1775–1783 (Continental Army) 1798–1799 (U.S. Army)

Grade: Colonel (Colonial forces), General and Commander in Chief (Continental Army), Lieutenant general (U.S. Army)

Dominance: Virginia Regiment Continental Army United States Army

Battles

  • French and Indian War
  • Battle of Jumonville Glen
  • Battle of Fort Necessity
  • Braddock Expedition
  • Battle of the Monongahela
  • Forbes Expedition American Revolutionary War
  • Boston campaign
  • New York and New Jersey campaign
  • Philadelphia campaign
  • Yorktown campaign
  • Northwest Indian War
  • Whiskey Rebellion

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