George Washington

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George Washington
Gilbert Stuart, George Washington (Lansdowne portrait, 1796).jpg
1st Preses o the Unitit States
In office
30 Aprile 1789[nb] – 4 Mairch 1797
Vice President John Adams
Precedit bi Position established
Succeeded by John Adams
Senior Officer o the Airmy
In office
13 Julie 1798 – 14 December 1799
Appointit bi John Adams
Precedit bi James Wilkinson
Succeeded by Alexander Hamilton
Commander-in-Chief o the Continental Airmy
In office
15 Juin 1775 – 23 December 1783
Appointit bi Continental Congress
Precedit bi Position established
Succeeded by Henry Knox (Senior Officer o the Airmy)
Delegate tae the Seicont Continental Congress
frae Virginia
In office
10 Mey 1775 – 15 Juin 1775
Precedit bi Position established
Succeeded by Thomas Jefferson
Delegate tae the First Continental Congress
frae Virginia
In office
5 September 1774 – 26 October 1774
Precedit bi Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born Februar 22, 1732(1732-02-22)
Westmoreland, Virginia, Breetish Americae
Deed December 14, 1799(1799-12-14) (agit 67)
Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
Restin place Washington Family Tomb
Munt Vernon, Virginia
Poleetical pairty Independent
Spoose(s) Martha Dandridge Custis
Profession Planter
Officer
Releegion Deism[1]
Episcopal[2]
Signatur Cursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance  Kinrick o Great Breetain
 Unitit States
Service/branch Virginia provincial militia
Continental Airmy
Unitit States Airmy
Years o service Militia: 1752–1758
Continental Army: 1775–1783
Army: 1798–1799
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant general
General o the Airmies (posthumous: 1976)
Commands Virginia Colony's regiment
Continental Airmy
Unitit States Airmy
Battles/wars French an Indian War
 • Battle o Jumonville Glen
 • Battle o Fort Necessity
 • Braddock Expedition
 • Battle of the Monongahela
 • Forbes Expedition
American Revolutionary War
 • Boston campaign
 • New York an New Jersey campaign
 • Philadelphia campaign
 • Yorktown campaign
Awairds Congressional Gold Medal
Thanks o Congress
^ Mairch 4 is the offeecial stairt o the first presidential term. Aprile 6 is when Congress coontit the votes o the Electoral College an certifee'd a preses. Aprile 30 is when Washington wis sworn in.

George Washington wis ane o the Foondin Faithers o the Unitit States, servin as the commander-in-chief o the Continental Airmy durin the American Revolutionary War an later as the new republic's first Preses. He presidit ower the convention that draftit the Constitution.

Legacy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Washington, D.C., the caipital o the Unitit States, is namit for him, as is the State o Washington on the naition's Paceefic Coast.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Encyclopedia Of The Enlightenment Ellen Judy Wilson, Peter Hanns Reill – 2004 page 148, retrieved 2012-04-26
  2. Chernow, Ron (October 18, 2010). "Ron Chernow on George Washington" (MP3). We The People Stories (Podcast) (Philadelphia, Pa: National Constitution Center). Retrieved 2011-12-29.