The Presidents of the USA

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George Washington
1789-1797


picture of President George Washington
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birthplace

Pope's Creek, VA

birthday

February 22

Life

1732-1799

age

OFC:57 , d. 68

party

None, Federalist

presidency highlights

The first Senate, & House of Representatives. The first President

nickname:

Father of His Country

vice-president:

John Adams
picture of President George Washington

previous office

Commander-in-Chief

key background fact:

The unanimous choice of the 69 electors for President

occupation

Plantation Owner, Soldier

military service

Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War

children

wife:

Martha Dandridge Custis (1759)

height

6' 2'' / 1.88 m

higher education

None

religion

Episcopalian

 

quote

"Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder"

actions & events

  • 1791 Bill of Rights
  • 1792 Post Office founded.
  • 1792, 1796 Kentucky & Tennessee joined the Union
  • 1794 Whiskey Rebellion over excise tax in PE.

economy

  •  Hamilton established BUS
  • 1792 Coinage Act
  • 1792 New York Stock Exchange organized.
  • 1791 Bank Act: banking system in place

foreign affairs

  • 1793 Neutrality in the France-Britain conflict
  • 1795 Jay Treaty with Britain. British forces withdrew
  • 1795 Pinkney's Treaty sets SW borders with Spain

military activity

    unique facts

    • First President of the USA
    • The only president to be elected unanimously by the electoral college.
    • Never lived in Washington DC (was in Philadelphia)

    interesting

    He refused to run for a 3rd term.
    On their wedding day, his wife gave him a miniature portrait of herself. He wore it on a chain around his neck until his death 40 years later.

    military activity


      Legacy

      He is universally regarded as one of the greatest figures in U.S. history.
      “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his country”

      Betsy Ross’ presentation

      Betsy Ross’ presentation